The University of Arizona
Carole R. Beal, Ph.D.Professor, College of Education, University of Florida
Dr. Beal was originally the Principal Investigator for the AnimalWatch Vi project when she was at The University of Arizona and is now a project consultant. Her research on technology-based learning for middle and high school math and science has been supported by more than $5 million in research grants. She was the Principal Investigator on the original AnimalWatch projects and brings this experience to the development of our accessible version of AnimalWatch.
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Jane N. Erin, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus, College of Education, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies
Dr. Erin is Co-Principal Investigator on the project and will participate on data collection and analysis, particularly related to development and exploration of tactile graphics. She has more than 25 years of experience in the training of teachers of students with visual impairments and currently serves as coordinator of the University of Arizona's Program in Visual Impairment. More about Dr. Erin.
L. Penny Rosenblum, Ph.D.Professor of Practice, College of Education, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies
Dr. Rosenblum is the Project Director. Her current research focuses on the quality of math worksheets being produced for tactile learners.
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Carl J. Liaupsin, Ed.D.Associate Professor, College of Education, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies
Dr. Liaupsin's areas of expertise are in single subject research design and evaluation of interventions for special needs students. He will assist the AnimalWatch Vi project with development of metrics and accommodation of additional data analysis tasks.
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Pam de SteiguerProject Coordinator
Pam de Steiguer's work with AWViS includes web site management, module editing, and coordination of the business aspects of the project. She has been associated with the field of visual impairment for 25 years and is experienced with issues related to the education of students with VI.
Thomas R. HicksSenior Research Programmer, School of Information: Science, Technology, and Arts
Mr. Hicks has more than 20 years of experience working on commercial and academic research software projects. He was the lead developer on the original AnimalWatch database-driven web application.