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Caroline Crocker is the President of the American Institute for Technology and Science Education (AITSE), a nonprofit organization with the mission of increasing scientific understanding and integrity. Dr. Crocker taught various biology courses for five years at George Mason University (GMU) and Northern Virginia Community College. While at GMU, she won three grants, including one from the Center for Teaching Excellence, received commendations for high student ratings and wrote a cell biology workbook. Dr. Crocker did post-doctoral studies in fluorescence resonance energy transfer analysis of interactions between proteins of the T-cell receptor/NF-κB signal transduction pathway at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. While working on a Ph.D. in immunopharmacology (The Modulation of Phosphodiesterase Activity in Human T-Lymphocytes) as an external student at Southampton University, U.K., she was employed at Creighton University as a research associate, bringing in numerous grants, conducting basic immunology research, and publishing extensively. She received an M.Sc. from Birmingham University, a B.Sc. from Warwick University, and an A.A. from Des Moines Area Community College, having graduated from high school at the age of 16. Dr. Crocker now lives with her husband in California. They have four adult children (two married) and three grandchildren.