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David Devraj Kumar is Professor of Science Education and Director of the STEM Education Laboratory in the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University. With an emphasis on STEM education reform in the United States, his research and scholarly activities focus on digital media enhanced teaching and learning contexts, problem-based learning, education policy and evaluation, and science content and pedagogical knowledge.

He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and three books. Kumar has presented at national/international conferences and directed federal, state and privately funded projects. His works have received several awards, including the Sir Ron Nyholm Education Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry for “original and innovative contributions to science and specifically chemistry education with respect to both electronic teaching and learning method pedagogy and for leadership in policy and direction,” and the STEM Champion Award for college level faculty from the International STEM Education Association.

Kumar is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, SENCER leadership fellow of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement and member of the International Council on Materials Education. He holds a doctorate in science education from Vanderbilt University and was a postdoctoral fellow at The Ohio State University. He is a former Guest Scholar researching education policy formulation at Brookings, a past president of the American Institute of Chemists and a gubernatorial appointee to the Director Board of The Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Inc.

David Devraj Kumar is Professor of Science Education and Director of the STEM Education Laboratory in the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University. With an emphasis on STEM education reform in the United States, his research and scholarly activities focus on digital media enhanced teaching and learning contexts, problem-based learning, education policy and evaluation, and science content and pedagogical knowledge.

He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and three books. Kumar has presented at national/international conferences and directed federal, state and privately funded projects. His works have received several awards, including the Sir Ron Nyholm Education Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry for “original and innovative contributions to science and specifically chemistry education with respect to both electronic teaching and learning method pedagogy and for leadership in policy and direction,” and the STEM Champion Award for college level faculty from the International STEM Education Association.

Kumar is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, SENCER leadership fellow of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement and member of the International Council on Materials Education. He holds a doctorate in science education from Vanderbilt University and was a postdoctoral fellow at The Ohio State University. He is a former Guest Scholar researching education policy formulation at Brookings, a past president of the American Institute of Chemists and a gubernatorial appointee to the Director Board of The Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Inc.

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