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Dr. Kristine Callis-Duehl

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Sally and Derick Driemeyer Director of Education Research and Outreach

Dr. Kristine Callis-Duehl's background is in research and practice in medicine, science, and education. Currently serving as the Executive Director of Education at the Education Research and Outreach Laboratory (EROL) within the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (DDPSC) in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Callis-Duehl's efforts harness scientific research and education to foster community transformation and system reform aimed at achieving equity and justice.

At the forefront of integrating plant science with educational initiatives, Dr. Callis-Duehl's leadership is leading the development of STEAM+Ag education programs that span from early childhood to professional career stages. Her research contributes to science education research, focusing on cultivating a 'science identity' among students to spur interest in STEM fields.

Dr. Callis-Duehl's experience, encompassing academic research and industry practice, uniquely positions her as a key contributor to the convergence of scientific innovation with pragmatic education, workforce development, and community and economic growth. Her work advances the field of science education and plays a critical role in shaping future generations of scientists and industry leaders.