VICTOR SAMPSON is an associate professor of STEM Education at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), and Founder and Chief Academic Officer of Argument-Driven Inquiry. He received a BA in zoology from the University of Washington, an MIT from Seattle University, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in science education from Arizona State University.
Dr Sampson also taught high school biology and chemistry for nine years. He is an expert in argumentation and three-dimensional instruction in science education, teacher learning, and assessment. He has received several awards for his research in these fields, including the 2008 Outstanding Dissertation award and the 2012 Early Career award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. He is also an NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Fellow.