Mehmet Fatih Taşar, Ph.D., of Georgia State University is a physics education researcher who has contributed to the field in various lead capacities. He taught physics and conducted research at many prestigious institutions including Penn State University, RMIT University, Gazi University, and Georgia State University. He has supervised graduate students to successful completion of their degrees and organized many international conferences such as WCPE, ESERA, and iSER. Dr. Taşar has served as an editor for scholarly journals including EJMSTE, IJPCE, Hellenic Journal of STEM, and ARISE.
Paula R. L. Heron, Ph.D., is Professor of Physics at the University of Washington where she has been teaching since 1995. She is co-founder and co-chair of the biannual “Foundations and Frontiers in Physics Education Research” conference series, and she has been a committee executive for groups within the American Physical Society (APS), American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), and National Research Council. She serves as an associate editor of Physical Review (APS). She was elected a Fellow of APS in 2007 and 2008.