Mark Klawiter

Fellowship Placement: National Science Foundation
Cohort: 2004-2005

Prior to the fellowship, Mark had taught high school physics and chemistry at Ladysmith High School in Wisconsin for 24 years. As a fellow at the National Science Foundation in the Education and Human Resources directorate, division of Research, Evaluation, and Communication, he worked with program officers and other staff as a consultant and secondary science education expert. After his year of service at NSF, Mark returned to teaching for four years at Deerfield High School before embarking on a PhD program in Geology at Michigan Technological University. While earning his degree (2015), Mark worked as a graduate student and content/pedagogy expert in the Michigan Teacher Excellence Program (MiTEP) focusing on improving Earth Science teaching nationwide. His fellowship experience contributed significantly to his efforts in this endeavor. Following his completion of the PhD, he has now retired.