Derek will be a 5th year graduate student during the 2018-2019 academic year (Primary Advisor and Dissertation Chair: Dr. Cindy Passmore, Secondary Advisor: Dr. Rick Pomeroy). Derek has 14 years of experience as a High School Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, and Forensic Science teacher and has mentored UC Davis undergraduate and science credential students in science education for over 10 years. Derek has also been involved with various other education projects and programs at UC Davis (TEAC, CRESS, MAST, COSMOS, and CCBI).
Rick Pomeroy, lecturer/supervisor for the science teaching credential program in the School of Education and president of the California Science Teachers Association, wrote this piece on Governor Brown’s proposal to end the mandate that requires a second year of science for high school graduation. “As a way to fix a dysfunctional budget process, this makes absolutely no sense,” writes Pomeroy.