Director for Research and Project Implementation, Egypt STEM Initiative
Dr. Deborah Pomeroy is one of the founders of The 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education (21PSTEM) and has served the organization in numerous executive capacities. Currently she is semi-retired but supports 21PTEM’s operations on the STEM Teacher Education and School Strengthening Activity (STESSA) Project. Her primary role in this project is coordination of curriculum development, training and implementation. For nine years she was Co-PI for on the Math Science Partnership of Greater Philadelphia (MSPGP) where she oversaw relationship with higher education partners and faculty.
Dr. Pomeroy has over 50 years of education experience. She is professor emeritus at Arcadia University where she taught elementary and secondary science education courses and directed the Science Education program for 14 years. While at Arcadia, Dr. Pomeroy co-directed a Dewitt-Wallace grant, Students at the Center, for inner city schools in Philadelphia. Additionally, she was actively engaged in the Bioko Biodiversity Program in Equatorial Guinea and conducted a small education project there under the sponsorship of the Marathon Oil Corporation. Prior to her doctoral studies and university career, Dr. Pomeroy started her career in scientific research at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California and then the Institute for Arctic Biology in Alaska. She transitioned into education in Alaska where she taught high school chemistry for 20 years and was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in 1984. Dr. Pomeroy’s extensive career in scientific research, high school and university settings provide her with the unique ability to comfortable and seamlessly work with professionals in all three of these communities.
Ed.D. Harvard University
M.ED. University of Alaska – Fairbanks
B.S. Colorado State University