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Chris Anderson, Explorer-in-Chief

Chris is a passionate science educator who founded Science Over Everything as a way to explain how science affects our everyday lives. Chris began learning about the world in his hometown of Elyria, Ohio and enriched his understanding of science at Miami University. His first roles after graduation were in classrooms in Cincinnati teaching physical science and biology. Chris currently works as an instructional coach working with science teachers in Cincinnati Public Schools. When not educating our future or writing about science, Chris enjoys exploring any of America’s fabulous national parks, watching PBS, and practicing his Jedi force powers when his girlfriend isn’t looking. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter @ScienceOverET

James Crumpler, Contributor

James Crumpler is currently a graduate student researcher at Miami University with a background in the non-profit, public, and private sectors of the environmental services industry. After graduating with a BA in history from Centre College, he applied for a 6-month crew member position with Montana Conservation Corps, followed by a one year crew leader position with Texas Conservation Corps. In moving back to Cincinnati, he served a summer with Cincinnati Parks and led a crew of high school students in environmental work through the Mayor’s Green Leaf program. At Miami University, he helped research and write the Elk Creek Watershed Inventory Report, and created a sustainable energy index of cities, counties, and townships in the state of Ohio. Upon completing a Master’s degree in Environmental Science, with a concentration in public administration, James expects to work in environmental services (consulting or government) for the next several years. His hobbies include coming up with really bad puns (the kind that make everyone groan), listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, playing long strategy board games (Twilight Imperium anyone?), glass blowing (when time and money are available), and laughing at the shenanigans of people or dogs doing funny things. P.S. There are a lot of hobbies he enjoys!


Josh Knackert, Contributor

Josh Knackert is a former researcher turned science communicator.  He has studied neurological disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, grown stem cells by the billions for a biotech startup, and helped Habitat for Humanity build its first LEED certified house in Madison, WI.  He has also been a carpenter’s apprentice restoring colonial era buildings, a wedding DJ, percussionist, and meat cutter.  He sees the beauty of science in every one of these experiences, which makes him eager to make all types of science accessible and engaging for everyone.  His hobbies include board games with his wife, ultimate Frisbee, racquetball, and playing fetch with his dog, Myelin.

Kylie Martinod, Contributor

Kylie Martinod is a future science educator. She had a passion for science since middle school, but truly became interested in Biology when she did a marine biology program at her high school.  Kylie pursued a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut where she had the opportunity to do research on invasive plant species. That research experience inspired Kylie to get her Master’s in Botany at Miami University where she conducted an intensive fieldwork project quantifying the amount of the invasive shrub Amur honeysuckle in white-tailed deer diet. Kylie found a passion for teaching during her Master’s in Botany and decided to get a second Master’s in Teaching in Life Science at Miami University. Her hobbies include gardening, hiking, baking, knitting, and going on adventures!

Dean Regas, Contributor

Dean Regas is the Outreach Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory, co-host of PBS’ syndicated astronomy program Star Gazers, and author of the book Facts From Space!  He can be reached at:

1 Comment Posted

  1. Chris,

    I came to the Plate Tectonic session at NSTA last week. Thanks again for all the great resources. I was interested in looking at the teacher resource guides for your county. I did not get the name of the NSELA president (your co-presenter) to email her and ask for access. I would appreciate your help with this.

    K-12 Science Specialist
    Escambia County School District

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