Mr. Kazilek advises the university provost on academic technology and is the executive director of K-12 outreach in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In this role, he works with the dean of The College and the provost. He focuses on a broad range of technologies that can be implemented in the classroom, research, marketing, and outreach. His K-12 outreach work involves the globally successful Ask A Biologist website. The Ask A Biologist model is now expanding into other disciplines including anthropology with Ask An Anthropologist and Earth and Space with the recently released Ask An Earth Space Scientist. As a research professional in the School of Life Sciences, his primary research interest is in biological imaging.
In addition to biological imaging, Mr. Kazilek has been involved with informal and formal educational outreach programs for more than 20 years. He is the creator and developer of Ask A Biologist and the co-developer of the Paper Project. He hosts a popular podcast that is distributed both on the Ask A Biologist website and the Apple Podcast channel. Mr. Kazilek is also an artist who works in both the real and virtual worlds of visual arts. To see more of his alter ego, you can visit his personal web page.