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Harvey Henson is a geologist with the SIU-C Department of Geology and coordinator of earth science outreach and community service. His research involves geophysical subsurface imaging to solve archaeological and geological problems, most recently at ancient Anasazi Ruins in southwestern Colorado and along the Trail of Tears and other Illinois locations. Harvey leads hands-on field trips and tours of departmental exhibits, the Earthquake Observatory and the University Museum fossil gallery. He is the director of the Basics in Geology (BIG) after school program and co-director of the Young Earth Scientist (YES) project.

URL: http://www.science.siu.edu/geology/people/henson/index.html

Dan Anderson

Dan Anderson is currently the Regional Superintendent of Schools for Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union counties.

Dan worked in the Regional Office for ten years and has also served as consultant for the State Board of Education, adminstrator of a special education cooperative and a teacher.

Total of 34 years experience in education.

JoElla Basler

JoElla Basler has a Master of Science in Education degree with an emphasis in counselor education. She is the psychology instructor at SCC teaching introductory psychology, as well as developmental, social, abnormal, and the psychology of the exceptional child. JoElla also holds a teaching certificate in the state of Illinois in special education with both EBD and EMH endorsements. She is married and has two children.

Lori has her Bachelor of Science and Master Degree in Zoology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Lori is currently a faculty at Shawnee Community College since 1997.  At Shawnee she teaches several different several different biology courses as well as a Wildlife Management Techniques course and Introductory Chemistry.  She has a strong interest and desire to improve science education in Southern Illinois.  Lori is married and has one son and lives in Tunnel Hill, Illinois.


Marla Mallette is the Asst. Director of Saluki Kids' Academy. 

Marla H. Mallette is Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction  at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her research interests include literacy teacher education, literacy instruction and learning with students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and the convergence of early literacy and technology. 

She earned a PhD in Literacy / Teacher Education from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.