Joe Isaac is an expert in science education, instructional design, and professional learning for teachers. A former high school teacher and college instructor, he brings expertise in biotechnology, molecular biotechnology, plant biotechnology, forensic science, and biology.
Isaac is the director of curriculum and professional learning for the Amgen Biotech Experience Program Office at EDC. He manages and helps develop engaging and effective science curriculum materials, accompanying professional development materials, and training focused on molecular biology and biotechnology for lower and upper secondary schools.
Before joining EDC, Isaac served as a biotechnology teacher and department chair at McKinley Technology High School, the STEM-focused secondary school of the Washington, D.C., public school system. He also served as adjunct faculty at Fortis College in Maryland, where he taught general and protein biotechnology. In 2012, he was awarded the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship and served until 2014 at the National Science Foundation’s divisions of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences and Education and Human Resources.
Isaac holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in STEM Education from Texas Tech University.