Dr. Aiello is a postdoctoral scholar for the Teachers as Learners Project. He received his PhD in Literacy, Language, and English Education from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on text discussions in English language arts classrooms, particularly the affordances and challenges of conducting these discussions in dialogic and inclusive ways. Liam is a former fifth grade teacher, and more recently has taught education courses at Mills College and provided professional development through Stanford’s Center to Support Excellence in Teaching.
My scholarship sits at the intersection of data science,
participatory action research, and Science and Technology Studies
(STS). This combination is relevant and timely as data science
becomes an increasingly dominant way to know about both society
and the environment we depend on. Allowing this trend to continue
without critical evaluation, especially in conservation and
natural resources science, could very easily lead to reinforcing
structural injustice and environmental degradation.
Dr. Todd Harwell (he/him) is a postdoctoral scholar with the Center for Community and Citizen Science leading a project on examining the role of community and citizen science in marine protected areas (MPAs). He received his PhD in Environmental Sciences from Oregon State University where his research explored how community and citizen science programs contribute to the science identity development and community cultivation of participants with a focus on the experiences of LGBTQ2SIA+ participants.