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February 01, 2007

Dr. John Theibault, Education Manager, Roy Eddleman Institute for Interpretation and Education, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2-1-07


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Dr. John Theibault is Education Manager in the Roy Eddleman Institute for Interpretation and Education at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. He has a BA in history from the University of California, Santa Cruz, an MBA from the University of Delaware, and an MA and PhD in history from the Johns Hopkins University. He has taught history at Loyola College of Maryland, Princeton University, the University of Oregon, and Lehigh University. He has received fellowships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Max-Planck-Institut-für-Geschichte in Göttingen. He is the author of two books and more than a dozen articles in early modern European history. Before coming to CHF, he was Managing Director of Content Development for Digital Learning Interactive/iLrn, a pioneer in the development of online textbooks for the college market.

As Education Manager in the Roy Eddleman Institute, John oversees the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s portfolio of online resources for students and teachers, (Science Alive!, Her Lab in Your Life: Women in Chemistry, Chemical Achievers, Pharmaceutical Achievers, and Explore Chemical History), workshops and conferences for stakeholders in science education (Leadership Initiative in Science Education – LISE), and collaborative projects with other content developers and educators.

On February 6, 2007 at 8:00PM EST, NOVA will present Forgotten Genius: Percy Julian. CHF contributed background research to the program and has its own educational module Science Alive! The Life and Science of Percy Julian also based on that research.

The Roy Eddleman Institute for Interpretation and Education is the outreach arm of the Chemical Heritage Foundation. The Institute’s outreach efforts are shared among two programs—collections and education. The Institute broadly serves CHF’s mission of treasuring the past, educating the present, and inspiring the future.

While many organizations promote science or chemistry education, CHF is distinguished from them by basing outreach programs on its unparalleled collections of books and journals, archives, oral histories, artworks, instruments, and apparatuses. These collective resources constitute the material record of the human endeavor to investigate and shape nature through discovery and invention, a record that touches every aspect of life. Interpreting that record through a wide range of activities is the mission of the Institute. Through its outreach programs, the Institute conveys to a broad audience the excitement and implications of chemical innovation through time.

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