CSUB School of Education Faculty:
Ron Hughes

Ron Hughes

RON HUGHES                                                                    Department of Teacher Education, 22EDU
                                                                                                        School of Education, California State University,
11306 Beckett Ct                                                                        Bakersfield, California       93311-1099
Bakersfield, California 93311                                                  (661) 654-3471
(661) 664-9594                                                                            E-mail: rhughes@csub.edu


Academic Degrees:

        Years      Institution                                                             Degree Emphasis
        1981       California State College, Bakersfield              B.S.         Biology
        1986       California State College, Bakersfield              M.A.       Curriculum and Instruction
        1991       Kansas State University                                     Ph.D.      Curriculum and Instruction/
                                                                                                                        Science Education
California Teaching K-12 Science 1981
Kansas Substitute Teaching 7-12  1987

Professional Experience:
Associate Professor (1995-Present) for the School of Education, College of Education, California State University, Bakersfield.  Duties included teaching responsibilities in Graduate Level Science Curriculum, Philosophy, and Issues; Elementary and Secondary Science Methods; Student Teacher Supervision, Computers and Instruction, and Science for the Liberal Studies Majors.  Additional duties included student advising and university committees.

Co-Principal Investigator: CSUB Chevron Corporation Grant (2007-Present)  This grant is intended to facilitate university activities with the goal of increasing K-12 and University student and teacher interest and skills in the STEM fields.  Responsibilities include program management, fiscal management, and specific coordination of the CSU-NASA CSUB Summer Institute.

Director of Academic Partner Services – Science Education, MERLOT (2005-Present)  The Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Project is an online community of faculty and institutions collaborating to increase the quantity of high quality, web-based, interactive teaching and learning materials.  Director responsibilities include development of the Board annual goals and plans, participation in the Board Review Process (monitor and assess the reliability of the use of peer review criteria, and conduct individual peer reviews). Contribute resources to MERLOT as submitter. Participate in the community development process (facilitate affiliations between MERLOT and the appropriate professional disciplinary organization, facilitate development of the MERLOT website, identify and communicate issues impacting on MERLOT’s growth and development.

Faculty Coordinator: California State University - NASA Education Collaborative (2004 - Present) The responsibilities include coordinating and leading the activities of the Steering Committee of the CSU-NASA Education Collaborative, work with the CSU-NASA Campus Liaisons to assure adequate participation of faculty in both decision-making and program delivery of the CSU-NASA Collaborative, working with STEM education professional organizations in California to enhance opportunities for a) K-12 students to experience quality STEM education programs, b) college and university students to become STEM teachers, and c) existing teachers to receive quality STEM education intended to retain STEM teachers, or to assist in obtaining the appropriate STEM credential for their discipline,. Additional responsibilities included identifying and contacting sources of funding for the activities of the Collaborative from both public and private sector, and contributing to the maintenance and updating of the CSU-NASA Education Collaborative website.

Summer Institute Coordinator: CSU-NASA Collaborative Summer 2004 & 2007 Science Institute The responsibilities included program budget analysis and management, program agenda scope and sequence, facility coordination, food and housing coordination, technology support coordination, and community public relations (news and community participation).  In addition, arrangements were made for graduate course credit and regional teacher participation. Funding from Chevron Corp. for three years beginning 2007.

Honors, Awards, and Leadership:
(2007)            Interim Director Appointment, Multiple Subjects Program, School of Education
(2007)            Co-Principal Investigator: Chevron Corp. Grant ($1M for 3 years)
(2004)            CSU Faculty Coordinator Appointment, CSU-NASA Collaborative
(2002-2008) CSUB Liaison, CSU-NASA Collaborative
(2002, 2004-5) Chair; Math, Science, Technology Conference, CSUB Service Region
(2004)            Faculty Honors Award Category: Grants CSUB School of Education
(2002)            Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, Kern Science Educators Association

Spring 2007-Present
        Co-Principal Investigator: Chevron Corp. Grant ($1M for 3 years). Planning and fiscal over-site for grant. Coordinator of the CSU-NASA CSUB Summer Institutes.

January 2004-Present
        Coordinator; College of the Canyons Elementary Education Program, Regional Programs, CSUB Extended University, California State University, Bakersfield       

January 2004-Present
        Coordinator; College of the Canyons Curriculum and Instruction Education Masters Program, Regional Programs, CSUB Extended University, California State University, Bakersfield       

September 2003-Present
        CSUB Liaison, CSU-NASA Collaborative; Represented CSUB in the CSU-NASA Collaborative activities. Coordinated the 2004 CSU-NASA Summer Science Institute hosted by CSUB.

        Director, Multiple Subjects Program, Department of Teacher Education, School of Education, California State University, Bakersfield       

Current Professional Activities:

Organizational Positions

December 2004           CSU Faculty Coordinator Appointment, CSU-NASA Collaborative
June 2002                     CSUB Liaison, Appointment CSU-NASA Collaborative
October 1997 & 1998,                Coordinator, Beginning Teacher Strand, California Science Teachers Association’s State-wide Conference, Palm Springs, San Jose.
December 1990-August 1998   Chair, California Science Teacher Association Campout Conferences
July 1996-July 1998   Director, Four Year Colleges and Universities, California Science Teacher Association
April 1992- March 1995            Member, National Association for Research in Science Teaching,
        Outstanding Paper Award Committee

White Paper:
NASA Enriched Collaborative STEM Teacher Professional Development Institutes within the California State University System. Liddicoat, S.; Keller, J.; Berber-Jimenez, L; Andrews, D.; Hughes, R.; Hammon, A. (December 2007)

2007   Co-Principal Investigator: Chevron Corp. Grant ($1M for 3 years)
2007  NASA 2007 Summer Institute, June 26-28, $10,000. Awarded April 2007.
2004  NASA 2004 Summer Institute, June 15-17, $20,000. Awarded April 2004.
1994  Microsoft'-CSUB Teacher Education Partnership Project Proposal, Co-Director