Release Date: April 13, 2009
ASU Biology Prof Named President of International Teachers Organization
Dr. Connie Russell, Angelo State University associate professor of biology, has assumed the role of president of the Society for College Science Teachers (SCST).
After serving the past two years as president-elect, Russell will serve a two-year term as president and then two years as past president. As the chief executive officer of the organization, she will preside over all meetings of the SCST and its Executive Board.
A 10-year member of the ASU biology faculty, Russell has also been on the SCST Executive Board for 10 years. She served previously as a councilor-at-large, membership chair and on the Awards Committee.
Russell holds an associate degree from Rich Mountain Community College, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Henderson State University and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. She is also a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers and the National Science Teachers Association.
The Society for College Science Teachers is an international organization established in 1979 to promote the scholarship of college science teaching. The organization’s purpose is to provide a forum for interdisciplinary interaction among teachers of science at all institutions of higher education. Currently, there are approximately 800 members from all 50 states and several foreign countries.