Lindsay Bartholomew is Science Curator at the Miami Science Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum. Currently Bartholomew is working on the content development of exhibitions for the upcoming Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. This includes the development and testing of prototypes at the current facility, to test strategies envisioned for exhibits and programs in the new Museum. Additionally, Bartholomew works to expand and implement science communication channels, including social media as well as youth and workforce development opportunities.
As part of the Smithsonian’s History Explorer team, Naomi helps develop content for the Museum’s Web site for teachers, and teaches best practices for using these resources through teacher workshops. She is passionate about providing young people engaging opportunities to explore the past and to develop historical thinking skills by examining primary source materials.
Davis joined the National Museum of American History, Behring Center in 2007 as a curator in the division of Home and Community Life. She has served on the curatorial teams for the 2008 exhibition Barriers to Bridges: Asian American Immigration After Exclusion, the 2009 exhibition Creating Hawai ‘i and the future permanent exhibition, American Enterprise, focusing on the history of American business and innovation. Prior to joining the museum’s staff, Davis served as the deputy director and chief curator of the Maryland Historical Society, assistant director in the Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, and director of The Octagon Museum. Davis has a Ph.D. in American Studies from George Washington University, an M.A.T. in Museum Education, George Washington University, an M.A. (all but thesis) Art History, State University of New York at New Paltz, and a B.A. in English from Russell Sage College.
Joe has shifted focus to astronomical imaging in the
position of Science Imager for Chandra’s Education and Public Outreach
department. Joe gives frequent public talks on the art of image
processing in astronomy as well as on the importance of descriptive
metadata in outreach astronomy.
Mary Dussault directs research and development for several national astronomy and science education projects that engage learners in both classroom and museum settings.
Dr. Elizabeth K. Eder works with classroom teachers, policy makers, and administrators in a wide variety of settings across the United States. In her current position, she develops strategic partnerships, educational products, and educator services to meet the museum’s mission to improve visual arts integrated teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms nationwide.
Carrie Kotcho leads the development of innovative digital learning resources for teachers, students, and parents, including Smithsonian’s History Explorer, the Museum’s web portal for K-12 educators, and OurStory, a family literacy website that focuses on American history content.
Dan McCallister is an Education Specialist in the Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute. A former middle-school teacher, Dan specializes in creating lesson plans and professional development experiences that engage students and teachers in scientific practices using data from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Magdalena Mieri organizes and implements a variety of programs focusing on the Latino experience in the United States. Her role as Director, Program in Latino History and Culture is to develop collaborations across the museum, and at the local and national levels, to tell the rich stories of Latinos. She is a member of the [...]
Ashley Naranjo develops online experiences for students that encourage them to connect with the world around them through Smithsonian-wide resources, collections and experts.
As a curator in the museum’s political history division, Harry R. Rubenstein shares responsibility for the political history, reform movements, civil rights, and labor history collections.
Dr. Frank Summers is an astrophysicist working in the Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute. His expertise spans a diverse range from research cosmology and high performance computing to scientific visualization and general astronomy outreach. At Space Telescope, he contributes to all aspects of Hubble and astronomy outreach through news media, web sites, educational programs, museums and planetariums.
Shannon Thomas Perich’s interest in the history of photography reaches from the earliest daguerreotypes to today’s digital technology. She has authored two books, curated a number of exhibitions, teaches, and maintains the first collection of photography in an American museum.
Velasquez started as an intern in the National Museum of Natural History in 1995 and joined the National Museum of American History in 1997. His research interest includes Latino history, identity and material culture, food ways, Spanish America colonial history, and immigration/migration. He was co-curator for the Bracero Oral History Project and associated traveling exhibit, Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964. Past exhibits and projects include, Mexican Treasures at the Smithsonian; AZUCAR! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz; A Collector’s Vision of Puerto Rico; Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian, as well as many other exhibit cases and special projects. He is currently co-curator for FOOD; Transforming the American Table 1950-2000, and the project Smithsonian Immigration\Migration Initiative. Velasquez received his M.A. from George Washington University and B.A., from University of Missouri, Columbia.
In leading the Museum’s Daily Programs and its Program in African American Culture, Chris works to engage visitors in conversation about our nation’s rich and diverse history. As Director of Daily Programs, Chris created the Museum’s award-winning historic theater programs which offer interactive, personal presentations of stories of America’s past that resonate in the nation’s present. The director of the Program in African American Culture since June 2004, Chris also wants to enrich the experience of every visitor by offering them a glimpse into the rich history and culture of black Americans and an understanding that the American experience springs from many diverse stories.
Briana Zavadil White creates and manages in-gallery school programs, designs and facilitates teacher workshops (both in-gallery and in school districts around the country), develops teacher resource guides, and collaborates with other museums to provide innovative programming for schools and teachers.