Nivedita (Nita) Ganguly is the Master Teacher for Science in the VolsTeach Program in the Center for Enhancing Education in Math and Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Nita was the Department Chairperson of the Science Department(1995-2010) at Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge,TN where she taught AP Environmental Science, Genetics and Honors Biology. She has worked previously as a Research Scientist at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville; University of California-Irvine; and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
During her tenure at ORHS she served as a Reader and a Table Leader for AP Environmental Science and was also a Member of the Test Development Committee. She was a member of the Lab Vision Committee that was part of the Redesign for all AP science courses.
Nita is an endorsed College Board Consultant and conducts workshops and Summer Institutes at the National and International level in APES, AP Vertical Teams and the Learner centered Classroom. She is also a College Board National Leader. She was a co-author for both editions of the College Board Vertical Teams Guide in Science.
Nita has been recognized for her contribution to science education by being awarded the Presidential Medal for teaching Environmental Science and the Siemens Recognition Award for teaching AP Science.
Nita is originally for Calcutta, India and in the little spare time that she has enjoys, reading, gardening and travelling. She is married to Dr. Ranjan Ganguly, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Tennessee. Their son, Tuhin is an Intellectual Property Lawyer and daughter-in-law Kara who works in Public Policy live in Washington DC.
Education : BS in Zoology, Masters in Cytogenetics, Ph, D in Genetics, MS in Curriculum and Education.