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Shawn E. Bell

Shawn E. Bell

STEM Center Director


(CMSE)-Center for Math & Science Education

Phone: 479-575-2696

Fax: 479-575-5680

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Shawn E. Bell is the director of the University of Arkansas STEM Center for Mathematics and Science Education and the Arkansas NASA Educator Resource Center in Fayetteville.  Before becoming the director, Mr. Bell was the science instructional specialist at the STEM Center from 2016-2018.  Prior to his roles at the university, he was a middle school science teacher in Farmington, AR, for 18 years. 

In his current position at the STEM Center, his main responsibilities are connecting K-12 students and educators to materials, resources, and personnel while providing professional development for K-20 pre- and in-service educators.  He collaborates with the ADE Office of Professional Development and with other directors and specialists at ESCs and STEM Centers around the state. 

Mr. Bell is the UA Professional Development Assurance officer and the director of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair for 5th -12th-grade students (ISEF affiliated).

B.S. Biology, University of Central Arkansas, 1997

M.Ed. Educational Leadership, University of Arkansas, 2011

National Board Certified Teacher, Science/Early Adolescence

Bell, S. E., & Sexton, S. S. (2018). Science Education Professional Development for Primary/Elementary Teachers: A tale of two systems. Science Education International29(2).