Dan Crowe joined the faculty of the Academy of Science in the fall of 2006 with 12 years of prior teaching experience. Dr. Crowe taught physics, engineering and astronomy at Pacific Union College in California for five years. He taught physics, chemistry, physical science and geometry at high schools in California for three years, and physics at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics for four years. He has also been a science editor at a software company.
Dr. Crowe earned a B.S. in physics and a B.E. in electrical engineering from Manhattan College before earning a Ph.D. in physics from the City University of New York.
Dr. Crowe is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the American Physical Society (APS), and the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). He is currently a member of the following AAPT committees: Meetings Committee (2012-2016), Executive Programs Committee (2015-2018), and Committee on Physics in High Schools (CPHS) (2008-2011, 2014-2017). He is currently serving as CPHS Vice Chair (2015-2016) and is scheduled to serve as CPHS Chair (2016-2017). He was previously a member the AAPT Committee on Research in Physics Education (2011-2014) and the AAPT Nominating Committee (2012). He was also elected Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee of the APS Forum on Education (2012-2015), and serves on the Editorial Board of PhysPort (formerly the Physics Education Research User's Guide).