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curator , historian

Michael John Neufeld, American Curator, historian. Recipient History Manuscript award American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1995, Dexter Prize SHOT, 1997, National Science Foundation Scholar's award History of Science and Technology Program, 1989-1990. Member German Studies Association, Conference Group on Control European History, Society Military History, Society for History Technology, History of Science Society.

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 Superior vena cava syndrome, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, summer 1973, 74;teaching assistant, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1979-1980;instructor, Clarkson U., Potsdam, New York, 1983-1984;from part-time instructor to part-time assistant professor, Clarkson U., Potsdam, New York, 1983-1985;visiting assistant professor, State University of New York, Oswego, 1985-1986;visiting assistant professor, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1986-1988;Verville fellow, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, 1988-1989;Smithsonian postdoctoral fellow, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, 1989-1990;curator aeronautics, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, 1990-1999;curator space history, National Air and Space Museum, since 1999. Curator Air Power in World War II series, 1991-1994.

Achievements

  • The book won the Organization of American Historians's Leopold Prize, and the American Astronautical Society's Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature.Translated into German as Wernher von Braun : Visionär des Weltraums, Ingenieur des Krieges.

Works

Membership

Member German Studies Association, Conference Group on Control European History, Society Military History, Society for History Technology, History of Science Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: 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

spouse:
Sheila Faith Weiss

spouse:
Karen Lee Levenback