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Michael John Neufeld

curator , historian

Michael John Neufeld, American curator, historian. Recipient Secretary's Research prize Smithsonian, 2008, Leopold prize OAH, 2008, Emme award American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007, Dexter prize SHOT, 1997, History Manuscript award American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1995, National Science Foundation Scholar's award History of Science and Technology Program, 1989-1990.

Background

Neufeld, Michael John was born on July 7, 1951 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Son of Henry John and Isabel Grace (Mitchell) Neufeld.

Education

Bachelor with 1st class honors, University Calgary, Alberta, 1974. Master of Arts, University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1976. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1980.

Doctor of Philosophy in History, Johns Hopkins University, 1984.

Career

History researcher Department Supply and Services, Ottawa, Canada, summer 1973, 74. Teaching assistant Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1979-1980. Instructor Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, 1983-1984, from part-time instructor to part-time assistant professor, 1983-1985.

Visiting assistant professor State University of New York, Oswego, 1985-1986, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1986-1988. Verville fellow National Air and Space Museum, Washington, 1988-1989, Smithsonian postdoctoral fellow, 1989-1990, curator aeronautics, 1990-1999, curator space history, since 1999, chair space history division, since 2007. Curator Air Power in World War II series, 1991-1994.

Senior lecturer Johns Hopkins University, 2001.

Works

book Skilled Metalworkers Of Nuremberg: Craft and Class in the Industrial Revolution book The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemunde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era book The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemunde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era book The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemünde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missle Era book Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War book Planet Dora: A Memoir Of The Holocaust And The Birth Of The Space Age book Planet Dora: A Memoir Of The Holocaust And The Birth Of The Space Age by Beon, Yves, Neufeld, Michael J. (1997) Hardcover book The Rocket and the Reich book The Rocket and the Reich : Peenemunde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era by Michael J Neufeld (1-Mar-1996) Paperback book The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemunde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era by Neufeld, Michael J. (1994) Hardcover book The Rocket and the Reich: Peenem�nde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missle Era Paperback March 1, 1996 book Wernher von Braun, Space Pioneer (Heroes of Space ) book The Rocket and the Reich: Peenem�nde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missle Era Paperback March 1, 1996 book Wernher von Braun, Space Pioneer (Heroes of Space )

Membership

Member German Studies Association, Society Military History, Society for History Technology, History of Science Society, Amnesty International.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Amateur astronomy.

Connections

Married Sheila Faith Weiss, May 29, 1983 (divorced December 1992). Married Karen Lee Levenback, June 14, 1994.

father:
Henry John Neufeld

mother:
Isabel Grace (Mitchell) Neufeld

spouses:
Sheila Faith Weiss

Karen Lee Levenback