Research Specialties: 

History of invention, history of photography, new media

Role in Museum: 

Historical research and writing; managing the Lemelson Center website; developing public programs and exhibitions; co-editor of Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation book series published by MIT Press.


Exhibitions at the Lemelson Center:

  • Places of Invention, in development, scheduled to open 2015
  • Inventive Minds, in development, scheduled to open 2015
  • Hot Spots of Invention showcase exhibit (2009-2012)
  • Toying with Invention (2008–2012)
  • Sporting Invention (2008–2009, 1999-2001)
  • The Inventive Side of Nobel (2001-2002)
  • Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize (2001)
  • Who Invented the Environment? (1999)
  • The Colors of Invention (1997-1998)
  • Everyday Inventions (1995-1997)

Exhibitions at other museums:

  • Flashes of Inspiration: The Work of Harold Edgerton, MIT Museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1998-2008)
  • Never Stop Learning: The Life and Legacy of Harold Edgerton, Strobe Alley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1997-ongoing)
  • Hugging Red Hannah: Corporal Punishment in New Castle, New Castle (Del.) Historical Society, (1991-1992)
  • From Inventor to Scientist: Elihu Thomson, 1885-1910, Swampscott (Mass.) Administration Building (1986-1987)
  • Edison after the Electric Light: The Challenge of Success traveling exhibition, National Museum of American History, (1986-1989)
Professional Affiliations: 
Society for the History of Technology
National Council on Public HIstory