Lizanne DeStefano is a Professor of Psychology, Executive Director of Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, & Computing (CEISMC), and Associate Dean of Outreach in the College of Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests include the evaluation and sustainability of innovative STEM, as well as other, educational programs; multi-site initiatives; and programs serving special populations, such as students with disabilities or those at-risk for academic failure. She is engaged in efforts that improve the quality of teaching and the student experience, such as the Commission on Creating the Next in Education. Dr. DeStefano was recently appointed to the National STEM Education Advisory Council. She earned her B.S. in Physiological Psychology and Statistics, M.Ed. in Special Education, and Ph.D. in Educational/School Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.