Dr. Wallace Dominey - Principal Investigator & Executive Director
Wallace Dominey is a native Houstonian who received his B.A. from the University of Texas (1975) and his Ph.D. in Neurobiology & Behavior from Cornell University (1981). His research in field biology and ecology included the first extensive underwater observations on North American freshwater fishes and the discovery of new species of cichlid fishes in West Africa.
In 1997, Dr. Dominey began working to improve K-12 science education. Since then, Dr. Dominey has developed programs of systemic change in science education for Houston area school districts. These programs include Aldine ISD's campus-based science specialist program, the Rice University Elementary Model Science Lab program, and the Science Teaching Equity Project.
Dr. Dominey also directs the University of Houston Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching and served as 2007-08 and 2008-09 president of MATS, the Metropolitan Association of Teachers of Science.