Erik Kappe graduated with a BS in Materials Science from the United States Air Force Academy in 2005 and a MS in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego in 2012.

He has spent time working in research and development as well as test and evaluation for the US Air Force. He recently finished 3 years of teaching chemistry at the college level and is looking to improve his teaching ability with a DPhil focusing in science education.

His research interests focus on understanding science teachers’ beliefs and their connection to their teaching practices. He is accompanied in England by his beautiful wife and their 5 small children.