Professor of Science Education and Educational Technology

 - Norman Herr is a professor of science and computer education at California State University, Northridge.  He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, his master of science degree from the University of California, Davis, and his bachelor of science degree from the University of California, Irvine.   Dr. Herr has taught 38 science and technology related courses at UCDavis, Glendale College, Maranatha High School, and CSUN. Dr. Herr is the author of The Sourcebook for Teaching ScienceHands-on Chemistry Activities with Real-Life ApplicationsHands-On Physics Activities with Real-Life Applications, and numerous publications in technology & science education.  He is author of the California Frameworks for Teaching Physics and Chemistry, and principal investigator or co-investigator for more than 90 grantsDr. Herr directs the Masters Program in Science Education as well as the Credential Program in Science Education.  

Email:;  Office: 2138 MDECOE; Phone: 818 677-2505

Research & Publications


Interests & Hobbies - I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy backpacking, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, mountain climbing, and mountain biking. I help coordinate the CSUN Christian Faculty Association, and am a board member of La Montaña Christian Camps in Costa Rica. I enjoy world travel as well as travel within the United States.

Grants & Projects
:  Principal Investigator or co-investigator for more than 90 grants (> $8 million) from organizations such as the W.M. Keck Foundation, the Richard Riordan Foundation, the Microsoft Corporation, the International Business Machines Corporation, CSU Foundation, National Science Foundation, California Science Project, Browning Ferris Industries, CSU Chancellor's Office, California Science Project, Boeing, Earth System Science Education Alliance, Southern California Earthquake Center, Eisenhower Science Leader Initiative, California Post Secondary Education Commission/ITQ, AACT Innovative Teachers Grant, SCALE/QED, Hewlett Packard, HP Leadership,University of California, NCLB, Math Science Technology Initiative (MSTI), NASA, NASA-MUREIP, NASA-JPL, and the California State University.  The following are current grants: