Dennis Schatz M.S.

Senior Fellow

Based in Seattle, Washington, Dennis Schatz is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Learning Innovation. He spent more than 40 years at the Pacific Science Center in a number of leadership positions, including Senior Vice President for Program Development. He is the Past President of the NSTA (National Science Teaching Association) board of directors, plus is a Technical Advisor to the SSEC (Smithsonian Science Education Center). He was the founding Field Editor of the journal, Connected Science Learning, which highlights links between in-school and out-of-school learning. The journal is a joint effort of NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) and ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers). He has received numerous honors. Most recently, Asteroid 25232 was renamed Asteroid Schatz by the International Astronomical Union IAU) in recognition of his leadership in astronomy and science education. In addition, he was named the Robert H. Carlton awardee. This is the NSTA’s most prestigious award, given for outstanding contributions and leadership in science education. Dennis is also the author of 26 science books for children, and co-author/editor of several curriculum resources for teachers.

CV- Dennis Schatz