Gary Reiness has a special interest in improving undergraduate science education, and has served as an officer or leader of the Council of Undergraduate Research, Project Kaleidoscope, and the Willamette Valley Educational Network. He has also been an associate editor of CBE-Life Sciences Education, a peer reviewed on-line publication of the American Society for Cell Biology. He has been principle investigator (PI) or co-PI on grants to Lewis & Clark for improving education from the National Science Foundation, Sherman Fairchild Foundation, W. M. Keck Foundation, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Gary enjoys reading, bicycling, films, hiking, cross-country skiing, and backpacking (especially in the Cascades and mesas and canyons of southern Utah). A native of Pittsburgh, PA, he maintains an avid interest in the fortunes of its sports teams. The Steelers have generally been a source of pride and satisfaction, and you can stop by his office to check out his Terrible Towel. However, after setting a major league sports record with 19 straight losing seasons (going on 20), the Pirates have begun to disappoint him.