Partnerships for Reform through Investigative Science and Math - PRISM

PRISM Core Staff

Jan Zulich

Jan Zulich smiling

Education History
B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. (1983) at Indiana University
Research Interest
Recruitment, preparing, and retaining highly qualified teachers. Currently, I am studying professional dispositions as necessary elements of effective teaching.
Role in PRISM
Co-author of grant; seminar and institute leader
Fun Facts
I have a fantastic and closely-knit family: my husband is a rogue elementary school librarian, and my two adult children hold positions catering to tourists on Oʻahu and Maui. We recently completed our new house on 3 acres in Paukaa, where our dog and three cats run freely through our “chocolate farm.” I paddle canoe with a 6:00am crew named “Imminent Danger”, enjoy watching pro football, and can’t wait to use my new stained-glass workshop. Life is good.

Colby McNaughton

Colby on a boat, smiling

Education History
B.S. in Biology, 2001. Gannon University, Erie, PA.
M.S. in TCBES 2008. University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Hilo, HI.
Research Interest
Marine resource conservation and impacts of recreational use on coral reefs & the use of hands-on, investigative science curricula in the classroom.
Role in PRISM
Project Manager

Fun Facts: I am interested in all things related to Science! I am enjoy working with students of all ages on a daily basis in hopes of shaping our future scientists and teachers of Hawaiʻi. I feel very blessed to live in Hawaiʻi where I can enjoy camping, hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, and more everyday!