Alan Friedman
Independent Consultant
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Alan J. Friedman is a consultant in the areas of museum development and science communication. He has consulted for over sixty institutions around the world, including work on strategic planning, expansions, starting new institutions, and developing proposals and exhibitions. From 1984 to 2006, Dr. Friedman was the director and CEO of the New York Hall of Science, New York City's public science-technology center. Recognition for his work includes the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology, the Association of Science-Technology Centers’ Fellow Award, the American Institute of Physics’ Andrew Gemant Award, and the National Science Teachers Association’s Distinguished Informal Science Education Award. Dr. Friedman has given invited addresses throughout North America and in Brazil, Denmark, England, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, and Sweden. He has consulted and served on panels for the Institute for Museum and Library Services, National Academy of Sciences, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the US Department of Education, and the Nobel Foundation. He is currently a member of the National Assessment Governing Board and serves on the boards of the Merck Institute for Science Education and the Noyce Foundation. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Florida State University and his B.S. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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