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Barry Alan Van Deman

Science center administrator

Barry Alan Van Deman, American Science center administrator. Member American Association Museum, National Science Teachers Association (Exemplary Elementary Teachingaward 1976), Council for Elementary Science International (president 1985-1986, Outstanding Svc. award 1981).

Background

Deman, Barry Alan Van was born on May 5, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Frank B. and Arlene Van Deman.

Education

Bachelor, Lewis College, 1972. Master of Science in Education, Northern Illinois University, 1978.

Career

Teacher St. John School, Winfield, Illinois, 1972-1979. Instructor Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1979-1981. Coordinator instruction Summit Hill Public Schools, Frankfort, Illinois, 1981-1983.

Director science and education Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 1983—1990. Director International Museum Surgical Science, 1990—1996. Vice president programs and science Orlando Science Center, Florida.

President, Chief Executive Officer Museum of Life and Science, Durham, North Carolina, since 2004. Consultant Harcourt Brace and Company, Orlando, Florida, Chicago Botanic Garden, Journal Films, Chicago.

Membership

Member American Association Museum, National Science Teachers Association (Exemplary Elementary Teaching award 1976), Council for Elementary Science International (president 1985-1986, Outstanding Service award 1981).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, photography.

Connections

father:
Frank B.

mother:
Arlene Van Deman