Dr. Governor is an education professional with 32 years experience in the K-12 classroom. She has worked with students at all levels and from all backgrounds in both Florida and Georgia. In her current position as Assistant Professor of Science Education at the University of North Georgia, she works with preservice teachers.  In 2007 Dr. Governor earned the prestigious Presidential Award for Science Teaching as Georgia's awardee.  Her experience includes curriculum development projects for NASA, NSF, PBS and Lockheed Martin. She has been making presentations at conferences for over 20 years, including NSTA, GSTA, NMSA and other professional conferences. She has been consulting as a program evaluator since 2010.


In 2016 Dr. Governor published her first book, Big Data, Small Devices: Investigating the Natural World Using Real-Time Data through NSTA Press. She has been active in multiple professional organizations. Dr. Governor is a past president of the Georgia Science Teachers Association and a former regional director for the National Science Teachers Association. She has also served on the Board of the National Earth Science Teachers Association and the Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching.


Dr. Governor is also the organizer of the Dahlonega Science Cafe, a non-profit venture she started in 2016. She has been an independent consultant since 2010 providing expertise in professional development and program evaluation.




About Donna Governor:

Providing expert services for curriculum development, program evaluation, professional development, workshops, grant writing and more.


Receiving Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching 2007