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Julie A. Luft, PhD

Department of Mathematics and Science Education College of Education University of Georgia
Athletic Association Professor, Science Education
Julie graduated from the University of Iowa in 1994, after teaching middle and high school science for 5 years. She previously held appointments at The University of Arizona, The University of Texas at Austin, and Arizona State University.

Julie's current work focuses on beginning secondary science teachers, and undergraduate faculty knowledge and instruction. Undergraduate education is a new and exciting area of study! Her current research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Julie has served on the board and as President of ASTE, a council member for NSTA, the Director of Research of NSTA, a board member of NSTA, the NSTA representative to the NARST board, and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (10 years), Electronic Journal of Science Education, and the School Science and Mathematics journal. She was also the first scholar in residence at NSTA. As an advocate for graduate students, Julie has participated as a mentor (2009, 2011) and co-directed (2013) the Sandra K. Abell Institute for Doctoral Students. She has also been a mentor at the South African Association for Research in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Summer School (2010, 2013, 2016).