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Janice Earle, Program Director, National Science Foundation

Janice Earle currently serves as a senior program director for K–12 STEM education in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the NSF. As such, she is responsible for a Foundation-wide activity on K–12 STEM education. She has been at the NSF since 1991 and has worked with several of the Foundation’s education programs. Previously, Earle served as the cluster lead for the Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) and CAREER programs housed in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings and as coordinator for EHR evaluation activities. Earle works with several of the agency’s policy-oriented efforts such as those with the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, and the U.S. Department of Education. Earle received a BA in History from the University of Michigan, an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a PhD in Education Policy and Planning from the University of Maryland.