Executive Board

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James Bell, EdM, has been Project Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) at the Association of Science and Technology Centers since 2010. Prior to that Mr. Bell has held a variety of leadership positions in the STEM education field, including in youth programs and museum exhibit development at the Exploratorium, teacher professional development at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and as a consultant in science center exhibit development at TERC. Mr. Bell also spent 3 years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia founding a Center of Learning department at Petrosains: The Discovery Center. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon and Harvard Universities and is a 2021 Fellow in education at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a member of the AAAS Education Section Q Steering Group.