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Darlene Cavalier

Professor of Practice
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Professor of Practice
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Biography

Darlene Cavalier is a professor of practice at Arizona State University's Center for Engagement and Training, part of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Professor Cavalier is the founder of SciStarter, founder of Science Cheerleader, and cofounder of ECAST: Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology. She is a founding board member of the Citizen Science Association, a senior advisor at Discover Magazine, and a member of the EPA's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology and was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences "Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning" committee.  She is the co-editor of "The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science" (ASU 2016; available on Amazon.com) and the author of "The Science of Cheerleading" (available on iTunes). She resides in Philadelphia, PA with her husband and their four children.

Education
  • M.L.A. University of Pennsylvania 2005
  • B.S. Communications, minor in Performing Arts, Temple University 1991

 

Publications

Cavalier, D., Kennedy, E., (2016) “The Rightful Place of Citizen Science,” The Rightful Place of Science is a book series published by Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, and edited by G. Pascal Zachary. 

 

Dunn, R., Urban, J. Cooper, C., Cavalier, D. (2016). The Tragedy of the Unexamined Cat: Why K–12 and University Education are Still in the Dark Ages and How Citizen Science Allows for a Renaissance. JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY & BIOLOGY EDUCATION, March 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/jmbe.v17i1.1049

 

Coil, D., Morgan, J.,  Neches, R., Eisen, J., Cavalier, D., Brown, W., Severance, M., (2016) "Growth of 48 built environment bacterial isolates on board the International Space Station (ISS)" (#2016:01:8584:0:0:REVIEW). PeerJ

Cavalier, D. "The Science of Cheerleading," available for free on iTunes (2015). Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

Cavalier, D. (2014). Science for the People, by the People, DISCOVER Magazine Top 100

Science Stories of 2013, http://discovermagazine.com/2014/jan-feb/76-science-for-the-peopleby-

the-people#.UwTe_UJdUeY

 

Worthington, R., D. Cavalier, M. Farooque, G. Gano, H. Geddes, S. Sander, D. Sittenfeld, D.

Tomblin (2012). Technology Assessment and Public Participation: From TA to pTA,

http://www.loka.org/Documents/ecast-report-ta-to-pta.pdf

 

Cavalier, D. (2011). Scientists Tap Wisdom of Crowds, DISCOVER Magazine Top 100

Science Stories of 2010, http://discovermagazine.com/2011/jan-feb/82

 

Cavalier, D. (2010). Science Sets Its Eyes On the Prize, DISCOVER Magazine Top 100

Science Stories of 2009 http://discovermagazine.com/2010/jan-feb/069

 

Cavalier, D. (2009). Harnessing the Power of Citizen Scientists, Science Progress,

http://scienceprogress.org/2008/07/harnessing-citizen-scientists/

 

Research Activity
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 598Special Topics
Honors / Awards

Shuttleworth Foundation Award Recipient: "bestowed to people with brilliant ideas."

Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc, National Cheerleading Award: "for inspiriing thousands of youth cheerleaders in positive ways."

Professional Associations

2016-2018 Appointed to National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (EPA); 2015-2018 inaugural board member, Citizen Science Association; 2014-2015 appointee to 15-member US Delegation to participate in the NSF-funded Belmont Forum E-Infrastructure and Data Management Knowledge Hub. 2014 Advisory Board NSF-funded Twin Cities Public TV’s “SciGirls”. 2014 Steering Committee, Association for Public Participation in Scientific Research. Advisor, NYU’s Center for Science and Progress. Steering Committee, Coalition for Public Understanding of Science. Advisor.

Work History

Senior advisor, contributing editor Discover Magazine (worked for Discover in various roles since 1994) Advise on business development and content strategies. Authored articles featured in Discover’s Top 100 Science Stories; secured funding for and produced series of live events, web and broadcast video features, and full feature articles, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, the Weather Channel and NBC and others. Cohosted NSF web tv series with editor in chief of Discover. Conceptualized and produced series of Capitol Hill briefings and public panel discussions at venues including SynBerc, Yale, CalTech, GaTech, Franklin Institute, Exploratorium, etc. Previous work Walt Disney Global Publishing 1994-2002 Discover Magazine, Disney Publishing · Executive Director and Co-host –Discover Technology Awards. Disney Publishing’s largest signature event. Produced and managed awards program and launched ancillary programs including national TV show, gala event at Epcot and in NYC, several educational partnerships, government partnerships, public affairs and outreach, and special issue of Discover in which winners were featured. Helped create and launch spin off award programs including the NSF/Bayer/Columbus Foundation Awards, NAE’s Grand Challenges. Increased Awards revenue from ($125K) to $750K +. · Project Director Discover’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations Senior Manager, Global Business Development, Walt Disney Publishing 2000-2002 (confirming years) · Managed editorial, publishing and business teams to relaunch and redesign magazines including Disney Adventures. Corporate synergy representative and spokesperson for Disney Publishing Worldwide. Responsible for managing and guiding distributed staff.

Service

2016-2018 Appointed to National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (EPA); 2015-2018  inaugural board member, Citizen Science Association; 2014-2015 appointee to 15-member US Delegation to participate in the NSF-funded Belmont Forum E-Infrastructure and Data Management Knowledge Hub. 2014 Advisory Board NSF-funded Twin Cities Public TV’s “SciGirls”. 2014 Steering Committee, Association for Public Participation in Scientific Research. Advisor, NYU’s Center for Science and Progress. Steering Committee, Coalition for Public Understanding of Science. Advisor.