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government administrator

FLoyd James Rutherford, American government administrator. Ford Foundation fellow, 1954. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member National Science Teachers Association (president 1974), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Physics Teachers, Association Education Teachers of Science, History Science Society, National Science Supervisors Association, American Education Research Association.

Background

Rutherford, FLoyd James was born on July 11, 1924 in Stockton, California, United States. Son of James A. and Agnes (Dennison) Rutherford.

Education

Bachelor of Arts California-Berkeley, 1947. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1949. Doctor of Education, Harvard University, 1962.

Career

Teacher science, head science department secondary schools, California, 1949-1960. Science consultant, director science-humanities curriculum project San Mateo Union High School District, 1961-1964. From assistant professor to associate professor education Harvard Graduate School Education, 1964-1971.

Executive director Harvard Graduate School Education (Harvard Project Physics), 1964-1971. Professor, chairman science education department New York University, 1971-1977. Director New York University (Project City Science), 1971-1977.

Assistant director National Science Foundation, Washington, 1977-1980. Assistant secretary ERI, Department Education, 1980-1981. Chief education officer American Association for the Advancement of Science, since 1981.

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member National Science Teachers Association (president 1974), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Physics Teachers, Association Education Teachers of Science, History Science Society, National Science Supervisors Association, American Education Research Association.

Connections

Married Barbara Webster, October 27, 1945. Children– Constance, Stephen, Jeffrey, Norman.

father:
James A. Rutherford

mother:
Agnes (Dennison) Rutherford

spouse:
Barbara Webster

children:
Constance Rutherford

Stephen Rutherford

Jeffrey Rutherford

Norman Rutherford