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Rabieh Razzouk, MBA

Associate Director, Learning Systems Institute, and Acting Director, Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

rrazzouk@lsi.fsu.edu

Rabieh Razzouk, MBA, is LSI’s associate director for development and administration and acting director of the Florida Center for Research in STEM (FCR-STEM) where he collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams of content and technology experts, instructional designers, STEM teachers, and researchers to improve and support high quality education in Florida and worldwide. Razzouk is one of the most productive faculty members under 40 years old at Florida State University. Over the past seven years, he has secured as a principal investigator over 40 contracts and grants totaling over $55 million.

As an entrepreneur, Razzouk brings to LSI and FCR–STEM the capacity to forge partnerships, manage large-scale projects, and apply technology in creative ways to advance K-12 education. With funding primarily from the National Science Foundation, State of Florida, and U.S. Department of Education, Razzouk founded and continues to lead the development of (www.cpalms.org), a dynamic, web-based platform offering over 11,000 free, vetted educational resources for K-12 math and science teachers; 2,700 resources for K-12 students in math, science, English/language arts, and civics; as well as online tools for planning instruction. Razzouk launched CPALMS in 2008 and is responsible for the success of the platform and for its growth into a leading resource for educators worldwide. CPALMS has 25,000-45,000 visitors daily from 220 countries and territories and a user network of 115,000 educators in Florida where it is the official source for information on curriculum standards and course descriptions.

Also under his current leadership is for grades 6-12, ($15.3 million, 2014-2017), a partnership with 55 Florida school districts and three rural educational consortia to develop and provide intensive professional development for middle and high school math and science teachers in Florida.

Razzouk’s current projects also include developing 3D printed STEM kits and lessons, sensor technologies and curriculum, educational/instructional resources, teacher professional development, and software applications for supporting K-12 teaching and learning.

Nationally, Razzouk has served on the STEM Exchange Committee, tasked by the White House Office of Science and Technology to build a national system that collects and shares para-data (e.g., usage, reviews, feedback) on digital resources through the Learning Registry (LearningRegistry.org). He also was a member of the advisory board for the National Science Teacher Association’s COMPASS project, which developed a teacher website to support the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards.


Education

MBA, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, 2002

M.S. in Hospitality Management, Purdue University, 2001

B.S. in Business Administration with High Distinction, Lebanese American University, 1998

Projects

  • CPALMS: A Portal for Standards-Based Instruction, National Science Foundation, $2,167,500, Principal Investigator
  • Charter Schools: Planning and Implementation Grant , Public Consulting Group, $186,397, Principal Investigator
  • Develop and Deliver Professional Development on Resources Available to Support Implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Indian River State College, $2,921,969, Principal Investigator
  • Teacher Standards Instructional Tool - Common Core State Standards, Florida Department of Education — RTTT, $2,901,214, Principal Investigator
  • Mathematics & Science Partnership - Science Program, Florida Department of Education — MSP, $7,400,000, Principal Investigator
  • Florida's Standards-Based Student Tutorials, Florida Department of Education, $3,629,600, Principal Investigator
  • CPALMS Charter, Florida Department of Education, $215,000, Principal Investigator
  • ICORPS TEAMS: ICPALMS Curriculum Management Platform, National Science Foundation, $50,000, Principal Investigator
  • Title II Part B Mathematics & Science Partnerships STEM - NORTH, Florida Department of Education — MSP, $4,500,000, Principal Investigator
  • Title II Part B Mathematics & Science Partnerships STEM - CENTRAL, Florida Department of Education — MSP, $4,500,000, Principal Investigator
  • Title II Part B Mathematics & Science Partnerships STEM - SOUTH, Florida Department of Education — MSP, $4,500,000, Principal Investigator
  • Resource Review - FDDC for CPALMS, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, $2,940, Principal Investigator
  • CPALMS: Osceola Math and Science Partnership, Osceola County School District, $24,000, Principal Investigator
  • The Everglades Foundation, The Everglades Foundation, $3,500, Principal Investigator

Publications

  • Razzouk, R., Dyehouse, M., Santone, A. & Carr, R. (2014). Plants v. pollutants: Bringing engineering design practices and real-world context to the science classroom. The Science Teacher, 81(9), 43-49.