The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement's central office is located in downtown Washington, DC. The Center’s work is advised and carried out by a core group of senior scholars and project staff. Together they bring experience in the fields of biochemistry, public health, history, political science, economics, medicine, and international politics.


Senior Fellows, Scholars, Advisors, and Consultants

Where We Are

NCSCE's offices are located at:
2000 P St NW
Suite 308
Washington, DC 20036

Phone (202) 483-4600
Fax (202) 483-1800

Contact Us


Eliza Jane Reilly, Executive Director

Danielle Kraus Tarka, Deputy Executive Director - Operations, Community Outreach, and Engagement

Wm. David Burns, Executive Director Emeritus

Kyle Simmons, Faculty Development Events Manager

Senior Scholars, Fellows, Advisors, and Consultants

William E. Bennett, Senior Scholar

Stephen Carroll, Senior Research Fellow, Santa Clara University

Richard Duschl, Senior Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University

David Ferguson, Senior Fellow, Stony Brook University

Matthew Fisher, Senior Fellow, Saint Vincent College

Chuck Gahun, Project Consultant

Renée Hanson, Senior Scholar

Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Senior Fellow, Rutgers University

Edward Katz, Senior Fellow, The University of North Carolina at Asheville

Stephanie Knight, Director of Evaluation and Assessment, The Pennsylvania State University

Ellen F. Mappen, SENCER-ISE Project Director

Terry McGuire, Senior Fellow, Rutgers University

Claire McInerney, Senior Research Fellow, Rutgers University

Glenn Odenbrett, Senior Scholar for STEM and Environmental Service-Learning

Amy Shachter, Senior Fellow, Santa Clara University

David Temple, Senior Fellow, Alexandria City Public Schools

Barbara Tewksbury, Senior Fellow, Hamilton College

Advisory Board 

The Advisory Board for the National Center for Science & Civic Engagement and SENCER is composed of distinguished educators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Members of the Board contribute their experience and wisdom to assess effectiveness, plan for the future, and explore strategies for promoting sustainability of Center and SENCER initiatives.

Jeff Abernathy
President, Alma College

The Honorable Tammy Baldwin
Member, United States Senate (Wisconsin)

John D. Bransford
Emeritus Professor of Education: Learning Sciences, University of Washington College of Education

Royce Engstrom
President, University of Montana

Philip A. Glotzbach
President, Skidmore College

Ernest C. Levister, Jr., M.D.
Qualified and Independent Medical Examiner for the State of California

Cecilia L. Lopez
Emeritus Associate Vice Chancellor for Arts and Sciences, City Colleges of Chicago