Barbara Nagle has a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of Pennsylvania. She conducted postdoctoral research on cell division and cell motility at UC Berkeley.
Before joining SEPUP, Barbara taught high school chemistry in Oakland, California and college level biology courses at the University of Pennsylvania and UC Berkeley. Her published products, developed in collaboration with the SEPUP team, include a complete middle school science series that includes Issues and Earth Science, Issues and Life Science, and Issues and Physical Science, and two high school courses titled Science and Sustainability and Science and Global Issues: Biology.
She is currently Co-PI of the NSF-funded DRK-12 project Moving Next Generation Science Standards into Practice: A Middle School Ecology Unit and Teacher Professional Development Model, a collaboration between the American Museum of Natural History, the University of Connecticut, and the Lawrence Hall of Science. She is also PI of a grant funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to develop summative assessments for the middle school Next Generation Science Standards.