John Buckwalter has come to SEIRI from the School of Engineering and Technology. John is also the Director of Induction Support for STEM educators in the IUPUI Woodrow Wilson program. John's Undergraduate degree in Industrial Technology came from Ball State University and his Masters in Secondary Education and Administration and Supervision degrees was earned from Indiana University. John spent 28 years in K-12 education as a teacher, dean and building principal. John played a large role in a "turnaround" Middle school through curricular alignment and developing after school remediation programs. His research interests include, best practices in STEM education in Urban schools, Social Science research as it relates to discouraged learners and STEM workforce education.