Janice Koch Emerita, Hofstra University
Janice Koch is Professor Emerita of Science Education at Hofstra University, Long Island, New York. She developed and taught science education courses to elementary, middle, and secondary preservice and in-service teachers. Additionally, she taught courses addressing introduction to education, action research, qualitative research, and gender issues in the classroom. Dr. Koch shares her passion for teaching and learning through presentations as well as through her introduction to education text Teach, Fourth Edition (SAGE, 2020). Her acclaimed textbook Science Stories, Sixth Edition (Cengage, 2018), has been used by thousands of preservice and in- service educators interested in creating meaningful science experiences for their students. Dr. Koch was named one of the Top Fifty Women on Long Island by Long Island Business News in 2004 and 2005. She and her husband currently reside in central Maryland, where she consults on education projects across the country and internationally and evaluates grant-funded science education initiatives. She recently served on the Committee for Precollege Engineering Education for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2016–2018).