Virginia Sea Grant Educator Network

Virginia Sea Grant seeks to increase the coastal and ocean literacy of citizens, students, teachers, culinary industry members, consumers, and local resource managers. We have a team of educators based at the Virginia Institute for Marine Science (VIMS), as well as affiliated educators at partner institutions throughout the state. 

Current VASGEN Network Members
Name Title Affiliation Interests
burton.jpg Erin Peters Burton Director, Center for Equity Through Science Education George Mason STEM, Equity & Inclusion
cackowski.jpg Celia Cackowski Marine Education Specialist VIMS Digital Resources, Field Experiences, Broader Impacts
chermak.jpg John Chermak Faculty, School of Geosciences Virginia Tech Pre-Sevice Training, Field Experiences
corbin.jpg Victoria Corbin Assistant Dean for Outreach & Student Engagement Virginia Tech Pre-Sevice Training, Field Experiences
cresawn.jpg Kerry Cresawn Director, STEM Center JMU STEM/Engineering, Equity & Inclusion
edmonson.jpg Elizabeth Edmonson Professional Development Coordinator VCU Pre-Sevice Training, Field Experiences
gutierrez.jpg Kristie Gutierrez Assistant Professor ODU Pre-Sevice Training, Field Experiences
higdon.jpg Robbie Higdon Assistant Professor, School of Education JMU Pre-Service Training, STEM/Engineering
kidd.jpg Jennifer Kidd Professional Development Coordinator ODU Pre-Sevice Training, Field Experiences
kier.jpg Meredith Kier Associate Professor and Chair, Curriculum & Instruction William & Mary Pre-Sevice Training, Field Experiences
lawrence.jpg Lisa Lawrence Marine Education Program Leader VIMS Pre-Service Training, Field Experiences, Broader Impacts
maeng.jpg Jennifer Maeng Research Assistant Professor,  School of Education UVA Pre-Service Training, Field Experiences, Broader Impacts
pangle.jpg Remy Pangle Director, Center for Advancement of Sustainable Energy (PACE) JMU Renewable Energy, Earth Science, STEM
parks.jpg Charlotte Parks Advisor & Recruiter, Academy of Integrated Science Virginia Tech Pre-Service Training, Field Experiences
smith.jpg Bethany Smith Marine Education Specialist VIMS Pre-Service Training, Field Experiences, Broader Impacts
vandevelder.jpg Melinda VanDevelder Professional Development VCU Pre-Service Training, Field Experiences, Broader Impacts
webb.jpg Angela Webb Assistant Professor, School of Education JMU Pre-Service Training, Equity & Inclusion, STEM/Engineering, Environmental Science