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David Norman Perkins

David Norman Perkins, American university administrator, information scientist. National Science Foundation grantee, 1973, 83, Spencer Foundation grantee, 1974-1975, 75-76, 79-82, 89-90, Guggenheim fellow, 1976-1977, Northeast Regional Educational Laboratory grantee, since 1986, Ford Foundation grantee, 1988-1990, MacArthur Foundation grantee, 1990-1994.


  • Perkins, David Norman was born on January 11, 1942 in Parsons, Kansas, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970.


    • Co-director project zero Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1971, investigator Educational technology Center, since 1983. Consultant project intelligence Harvard University, Cambridge, 1979-1983. Instructor designs for learning seminar Harvard Graduate School Education, spring since 1984.

      Consultant on aesthetic development CEMREL Inc., St. Louis, 1979-1982. Consultant Upttrail Trust, Stellenbosch, South Africa, since 1990.


    • Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
    • Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures.
    • Smart Schools
    • Although there has been a great deal of impassioned debate over the sad state of American education today, surprisingly little attention has been paid to how children actually learn to think.
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    Born January 11, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1964
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1970
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1971
      Co-director project zero Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1983
      Co-director project zero Harvard University