Christine Anne Royce of Pennsylvania is an Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Department at Shippensburg University. Most recently she served as the Academic Dean of Bishop Hannan High School, where she taught Earth and Space Science as well. She has been teaching since 1990 and has experience with grades K-12. She received her Ed.D in Science Education from Temple University in 2002. Christine has authored several articles and is the co-author of a series of books for the elementary and middle level science classroom. She is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science (1997); and the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher for Pennsylvania (2002). Her educational interests have taken her to Japan on a Fulbright Memorial Fund Program (1999) and Costa Rica as part of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship (2000). She is a member of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA), and the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association (PSTA); where she serves as editor of the newsletter. Christine's hobbies include reading and photography. She lives in the Shippensburg area of Pennsylvania with her three cats - - Syzygy, Talus, and Chaos.