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physicist , educational consultant

William Joseph Priestley, American physicist, educational consultant. Achievements include founder of Temple University of Science Education Center for science laboratory studies. Fellow Temple University, 1994-1995.

Background

Priestley, William Joseph was born on July 30, 1953 in Jersey City. Son of Joseph C. and Gloria (Lewis) Priestley.

Education

Bachelor in Biochemistry, Temple University, 1975; Master of Education, Temple University, 1981; Doctor of Education, Temple University, 1996.

Career

Science teacher Philadelphia School District, 1976-1977. Physics teacher Morrisville School District, Morrisville, Pennsylvania, 1978-1998. Computer instructor Pennsylvania State University, Abington, 1981-1983, Holy Family College, Philadelphia, 1983-1989, Bucks Company Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania, 1989-1994.

Assistant professor science education University Hawaii, Hilo, since 1998. Fellow/consultant Center for Science Lab Studies, Philadelphia, since 1995, consultant in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include founder of Temple University of Science Education Center for science laboratory studies.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Association Physics Teachers, Association Educators Teachers Science, National Association Research Science Teaching, International Consortium for Research in Science and Math Education.

Connections

Married Holly Delk, May 24, 1985.

father:
Joseph C. Priestley

mother:
Gloria (Lewis) Priestley

spouse:
Holly Delk