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writer , interdisciplinary liberal arts educator

Patricia Elizabeth Rife, American interdisciplinary liberal arts educator, writer. Recipient Young Writer's award Detroit News, 1970; grantee Swedish Institute, 1981, 88, travel grantee National Science Foundation, 1989; History of Science unaffiliated scholar, 1987.


Rife, Patricia Elizabeth was born on March 6, 1957 in Abington, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Edward Franklin and Anne (Kirk) Rife.


Bachelor of Science in Social Ethics, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Social History of Science, Union Institute, Cincinnati, 1983. Postgraduate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, 1981.


Training program coordinator, Human Resources Associations, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1984-1985;adjunct faculty in humanities, National U., Oakland and Sacramento, California, 1986-1988;curriculum consultant communications and liberal studies, John F. Kennedy U., Orinda, California, 1987-1988;senior lecturer Hutchins School Liberal Studies, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, since 1987;president, Ednl. Consortium, Greenbrae, California, since 1987. Instructor grant writing San Francisco, Napa and Sacramento community colleges, since 1987.

Lecturer Exploritorium Science Museum, San Francisco, 1989. Producer Worldwide Media, San Rafael, California, 1984-1987.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Lise Meitner: The Life and Times of a Pioneering Women Physicist 1878-1968, 1990. Contributor to Oral History Review. Producer, director educational video Chain Reaction: Dawn of the Nuclear Age.


Member Gender and Science Conference, Israel, 1989. Member American Civil Liberties Union, History of Science Society (Unaffiliated Scholars award 1986), Greenpeace, National Association Female Executives F C.


Edward Franklin Rife

Anne (Kirk) Rife