Janet holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Ohio State University as well as teaching certification in biology and chemistry for grades 7-12.
While she focused earlier in her career on the biochemistry of vasoactive enzymes in human skeletal muscle, work supported by the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute shifted Janet's attention away from bench science to science pedagogy and then to technology-enhanced learning. Janet is the CNDLS liaison with Georgetown science departments and Medical Center around pedagogical and curricular matters and works across the disciplines on issues of technology-enhanced learning. She is a member of the Human Science department where she teaches biochemistry. Janet lives in the rural hills of northern Montgomery County and contemplates pedagogy on her long commute.