Jonathan Osborne, Ph.D.
Kamalachari Endowed Chair in Science Education
Jonathan Osborne holds the Kamalachari Endowed Chair in Science Education at the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University (2009-). He started his career teaching high school physics and then moved to teacher training and research at King’s College where he was appointed the Chair in Science Education in 2003. He was President of the US National Association for Research in Science Teaching (2006-7) and has won the Association’s award for the best research publication in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching twice (2003 and 2004) and the Distinguished Contribution to Science Education Award in 2018. Osborne was a member of the US National Academies Panel that produced the Framework for K-12 Science Education. He also chaired the expert group for the science assessments conducted by the OECD PISA Program in 2015 when science was the primary focus. Currently he is PI on the SNAP program to develop assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards in California. His research interests are in the role of argumentation in science and improving the teaching of literacy in science.