Dr. Melissa (Gail) Jones has a PhD in Science Education from NC State University. Dr. Jones currently serves as Professor of Science Education teaching preservice and inservice teachers and conducting research on nanotechnology and nanoscale science education. Dr. Jones has over 175 scholarly publications in leading journals such as American Education Research Journal, Science Education, and the International Journal of Science Education. Her research as been recognized for excellence by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, The NC Association of Research in Education, and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Dr. Jones is the author of the first book (Nanoscale Science) on teaching nanoscale science for precollege education. She has also published a book on teaching science at large and small scales (Extreme Science) and this book received the Association of Educational Publishers Finalist Award for Science Curriculum. Dr. Jones' research group is currently researching educational technology, school funding for science, and building science capital and family habitus for science with underserved youth.