Northern Illinois University

Dr. Robert Carter

About Me . . .

Married to a VERY COOL high school science teacher . . .


Jill teaches biology, advanced biology, earth science, and AP environmental science at Pekin Community High School.  An avid camper and nature lover, she is always looking for new ways to engage and challenge her students . . .and me.

  • Past President, Illinois Science Teachers Association
  • Central Illinois Women in Leadership Award - 2006
  • Environmental Education Association of Illinois Enironmental Educator of the Year Award - 2004
  • Illinois Finalist Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching - 2003
  • Illinois Science Teachers Association Exemplary Science Teacher - 2003


I hate to talk about myself but if you really need to know any of these things:

  • A copy of my vitae in PDF format
  • Random Thoughts 
  • "Environmental Ed" - my new persona (Details coming soon.)
  • Current projects
    • Book chapter: The History and Philosophy of Environmental Education in The Inclusion of Environmental Education in Science Teacher Education - a monograph of the Association for Science Teacher Education with Bora Simons, Ph.D. Professior Emerita, NIU.
    • Latest article: What Makes an Educator Environmental? (Submitted - In revision)
  • What the heck does the "CIT" after my name mean?
    • Certified Interpretive Trainer.  A professional certification from the National Association for Interpretation:  NAI Training Web Site