Speaker: Paul Doherty
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Paul Doherty

Senior Staff Scientist and Co-Director
Teacher Institute
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco CA
94123 USA

Paul Doherty is a Senior Staff Scientist and Co-Director of the Teacher Institute at the Exploratorium. He received his PhD in Solid State Physics from MIT in 1974, and was a tenured physics professor at Oakland University from 1974 to 1986. In 1986 he came to the Exploratorium and from 1992 to 1997 he was the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. He has written many science books including the Explorabook which has sold over a million copies. He has created a website with over 900 pages of science explorations. In 2003 he received the Faraday award for excellence as a science communicator from the NSTA. Recently, Paul Doherty has created a virtual science museum named The 'Splo in Second Life.

Paul will teach Creating Interactive Content and Community in Second Life. [Workshop]
Paul will demonstrate Exploratorium Informal Science Education in Second Life. [Demonstration]