At first glance, you can’t help but notice the impressive display of achievements Dr. Skateboard has collected throughout his career.
Bill Robertson, also known as Dr. Skateboard, has been a skateboarding performer for more than 35 years and is currently an associate provost and associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education, with expertise in science education, curriculum development and technology integration.
Robertson, Ph.D., associate provost for academic technologies and an award-winning skateboarder, has promoted math and science among middle school students for years through his Action Science series of books, DVDs, demonstrations and classroom-based activities. He believes it will be easier for students to learn and retain information if they enjoy the academic process and understand science’s role in their lives.
A vibrant graphic arts lecturer, Claudia Saldaña Corral reveled in cultivating creativity within her students at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, but her decision to volunteer at a nearby community center brought her in contact with a special group that altered her career path.
Dr. Elena Izquierdo is faculty at the University of the Texas at El Paso in Teacher Education (UTEP), and the Program Area Chair for Bilingual/Biliteracy at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Dr. Izquierdo is the previous Chair of the Teacher Education Department and an Associate Professor in the College of Education, and the principal investigator of a National Professional Development grant, Project LEAD that focuses on transforming schooling for EL educational success.