Dr. Anthony Betrus – National Director of NEF STEM+ Academies
Dr. Anthony Betrus is a national expert in digital education systems and instructional technology. He is a professor of the Organizational Leadership, and Technology program at the State University of New York at Potsdam. His primary research area is using simulations and games to enhance teaching and learning environments.
Todd Ullah – VP for STEM Education
Dr. Todd Ullah has long been an educational leader, from science teacher to director of science and technology for Los Angeles City Schools. He received his doctorate at UCLA, focusing on charter schools as systemic change in Los Angeles. He has been recognized for school improvement, parent engagement, college readiness, science education, and technology. Most recently, he is the Vice President for STEM Education at the NEF, where he works closely with the STEM+ Academy Directors to implement and maintain academies at over 20 schools across the US.
Steve Canning – Instructional Designer
Steve Canning is an Instructional Designer and adjunct instructor at SUNY Potsdam. He specializes in Education Technology and has been working with Dr. Kuttan and the NEF since 2010. He most recently finds himself working as a Project Specialist for the team, using his data analysis & educational background to deliver specific, targeted implementation strategies to Academies throughout the year. He also manages the Minecraft contests, and performs Moodle and Website administration.
Fr. Dennis Lowe – Graduate Assistant
Fr. Dennis is in his final semester as a graduate student in Organizational Performance and Technology at SUNY Potsdam. His previous education is in psychology, computer science, theology, nursing, and emergency medicine. He has worked in information technology for 35 years, and has taught computer science at Newberry College and SUNY Canton.