Michael Hacker
Dr. Michael Hacker
Co-director, Center for STEM Ed Res Hofstra University - Center for STEM Research
Hofstra University - Center for STEM Research www.hofstra.edu/Academics/SOEAHS/TEC/ Center for STEM Research 773 Fulton Ave Hempstead NY 11549-7730 US Phone(516) 463-6482 Emailmichael.hacker@hofstra.edu
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Dr. Michael Hacker is Co-director of the Center for STEM Research at Hofstra University. He has served as PI/Co-PI on 14 NSF projects focused on improving teaching and learning in STEM education. Previously, Hacker served as a classroom teacher, department supervisor, and university teacher educator. As a former NYSED Supervisor for Technology Education, he co-managed the development of the NYS Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology, led the development of the state’s MS Introduction to Technology syllabus, and initiated and managed the development of the NY State Principles of Engineering HS curriculum. For over 55 years, engineering and technology education (ETE) has been at the core of his professional life. Hacker is an International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Distinguished Technology Educator and a member of the ITEEA Academy of Fellows. He has received the Epsilon Pi Tau Distinguished Service Citation; the ITEEA Award of Distinction and State Supervisor of the Year award; and the IEEE’s Mathematics and Science Education Award. He was a member of the writing team that developed the U.S. Standards for Technological Literacy and served as a Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy reviewer. He has co-authored six secondary school textbooks, numerous journal articles, and co-edited several scholarly compendia and sets of international conference proceedings. His research interests are primarily related to engineering design pedagogy, interconnected STEM learning, and the mathematics truly needed by STEM technicians. Hacker attended public schools in New York City, was graduated from Stuyvesant HS, received his Bachelors and Masters degrees and administrative certification from the City College of New York, did doctoral coursework at New York University, and received his Ph.D. from Ben Gurion University in Israel.