Directors

Mary Lou Holly - Kent State University

A faculty member of Kent State University's College of Education since 1978 and Director of the Faculty Professional Development Center since 1988, Mary Lou Holly has been privileged to work in the field of human development. Her involvement in the ISLS program allows her to extend her expertise to high school    teachers and the participating students and mentors. Mary Lou serves as a creative knowledge resource for those around her.          

Dennis J. Taylor - Hiram College

Dennis has a diverse history of teaching, research, and travel.      An alumnus of Hiram College and Cornell University, his experiences have brought him back to Hiram, Ohio as a Professor  of Biology to focus on teaching. Much of the coursework Dennis teaches is field intensive with a focus on ecology and field studies. His efforts in the ISLS program have been the cause for unprecedented change in the minds of government leaders on the need for science education reform.

Sajit Zachariah - University of Akron

Sajit is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership in the College of  Education at the University of Akron. His research is focused on the use of technology in elementary, middle, and secondary education as well as multimedia education and online learning. Sajit is a key resource to the ISLS program's use of technology to develop hands-on learning applications both in the field and in the classroom.