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Judy Scotchmoor

UC Museum of Paleontology

Judy Scotchmoor received her BS in Biological Sciences from UC Berkeley in 1966 and her Secondary Teaching Credential from Hayward State University the following year. After 25 years of teaching math and science to 7th and 8th graders, Judy returned to her alma mater and is now Assistant Director of the UC Museum of Paleontology, in charge of Education and Public Outreach. With her experience in the classroom, it is not unusual that among her many roles at the museum, her primary interest is in the use of paleontology and technology as vehicles for improving science education in the classroom.

She is currently the Project Coordinator of four NSF-funded programs — Understanding Evolution, Understanding Science, the Coalition on the Public Understanding Science, and the Paleontology Portal — and serves as the Educational Advisor to the GK12 project of the Berkeley Natural History Museums. She is editor and co-author of three resource books for teachers, "Learning from the Fossil Record", "Evolution: Investigating the Evidence", and "Dinosaurs: the Science behind the Stories. She was the recipient of the 2004 Joseph T. Gregory Award for outstanding service to the welfare of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and the 2006 recipient of the Education Award presented by the American Institute of Biological Sciences.


updated October, 2002

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