Janice Koch Emerita, Hofstra University
Janice Koch, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita from Hofstra University in New York where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in education including introduction to education, science education, qualitative research, action research and science and society courses. She was named the 1995 Distinguished Teacher of the Year at Hofstra and she continues to speak and conduct workshops addressing teaching and learning. Dr. Koch is the past President (2007-2009) of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) and was named one of the Top Fifty Women on Long Island by Long Island Business News in 2004 and 2005. She is known for tackling challenging problems without obvious solutions. She consults to funded projects in education across the country, is a guest lecturer in science education in the Washington DC area, and recently served on the Committee for precollege engineering education for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.