Board of Directors

Concord Consortium board members comprise a distinguished group of educators and business people, including the following:

Lauren Walters, Chair

Lawyer, Co-Founder and CEO of Two Degrees Food

Lauren Walters, a lifelong political activist and entrepreneur, is Co-Founder and CEO of Two Degrees Food. Walters is a San Francisco resident and former Chairman and Member of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee. He earned a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and a law degree from Georgetown University. He was a Fulbright Professional Scholar in Law and International Business. Walters has been in private law practice, worked with Arthur D. Little, Inc., and served as a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget. He is a private investor in early state new media, technology, and biotechnology companies and provides management and strategic consulting to the private and public sectors. Walters has been a member of Concord Consortium's board since 2002.

Kate Byrne

Chief Brand Officer, Tides

As Chief Brand Officer, Kate serves as the voice for Tides, positioning, evangelizing and building the Tides audience and brand. A creative, strategic self-starter, Kate has been a leader in the media realm for over 20 years. Marrying her interest in technology and its ability to advance publishing, she has a track record of successful launches for key brand initiatives at such well-known media outlets as BusinessWeek's small business edition and Fast Company's Social Capitalist Awards, the first of its kind to recognize and honor the world of social entrepreneurship. Kate has been influential in creative education practices and next generational thinking and has built both the website and the digital magazine edition for Edutopia, the publication and website for the George Lucas Education Foundation. In 2011, she was named to the Folio: 40, one of the media industry's top honors, and recognized as one of the 40 most influential and top industry performers. She continues to support education through her work with Dogo News, the largest independent kids and teacher's news site. Kate also supports women's empowerment through World Pulse, Women for Women International and Exceptional Women in Publishing (EWIP). Kate graduated from Stanford with a BA in Psychology.

Goery Delacote

Chief Executive of At-Bristol in the U.K.

Goery is a retired professor of physics from the University of Paris who has spent a large part of his professional life on innovation in science education and promoting scientific culture. After initially doing research in solid-state physics applied to organic crystals, he created the interuniversity laboratory for doing research on science and technology learning and teaching under the auspices of the French Physical Society. He launched the French Science City for science and industry and took a director's position at CNRS, the French National Centre for Scientific Research where he developed the French National Library for Research. He also chaired the National Institute for Pedagogical Research. For 15 years, he served as head of the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Under his leadership, the Exploratorium was voted the best science centre in the world. He then moved back to Europe and transformed the Millennium Muséum At-Bristol into a sustainable science center now considered by its main founder, the Wellcome Trust, as the best science centre in the UK. He recently moved to Paris to develop a chain of small science centres across France. He is also chairing the Alliance Française of Paris Ile de France.

Diederich Framhein

International Investment Consultant based in Europe

Diederich Framhein is an International Investment Consultant based in Europe. A German national, he earned a law doctorate from the University of Cologne and an MBA at INSEAD. In 1969 he joined S.G. Warburg & Co., Ltd., the British investment bank, where he held senior positions in London and Paris related to international finance until 1998. Since then he has been associated with a corporate finance advisory firm in Paris. His special interests include biotechnology-related research. Framhein has been a member of Concord Consortium's Board of Directors since 2003.

Margaret Honey

President and CEO, New York Hall of Science

Dr. Margaret Honey is the President and CEO of the New York Hall of Science. Previously, she served as a Vice President of the Education Development Center and Director of EDC's Center for Children and Technology. Her doctoral studies in developmental psychology at Columbia University led to early involvement in the notable public television series 'The Voyage of the Mimi', and to continuing work using digital technologies to support children's learning across the disciplines of science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Margaret Honey has led numerous innovative and successful education efforts involving the use of digital media, including the nationally recognized reform work in the Union City (NJ) school district. Dr. Honey has shared what she's learned before Congress, state legislatures, and federal panels, and through numerous articles, chapters, and books.

Chris Rogers

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Center for Engineering Education and Outreach,
Tufts University

Chris received all three of his degrees at Stanford University, where he worked with John Eaton on his thesis, looking at particle motion in a boundary layer flow. From Stanford, he went to Tufts as a faculty member. His first sabbatical was spent at Harvard and a local kindergarten looking at methods of teaching engineering. He spent half a year in New Zealand on a Fulbright Scholarship looking at 3D reconstruction of flame fronts to estimate heat fluxes. In 2002-3 he was at Princeton as the Kenan Professor of Distinguished Teaching where he played with underwater robots, wind tunnels and LEGO bricks. In 2006-7, he spent the year at ETH in Zurich playing with very, very small robots and measuring the lift force on a fruit fly. He received the 2003 NSF Director's Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award for excellence in both teaching and research. His work in particle-laden flows led to the opportunity to fly aboard the NASA 0g experimental aircraft.

Chris was awarded the Carnegie Professor of the Year in Massachusetts in 1998 and is currently the director of the Center for Engineering Education Outreach. He talks with over 1000 teachers around the world every year on ways of bringing engineering into the younger grades. He has worked with LEGO to develop ROBOLAB, a robotic approach to learning science and math.

David H. Rose

Chief Education Officer, CAST

Dr. David Rose is a developmental neuropsychologist and educator whose primary focus is on the development of new technologies for learning. In 1984, Dr. Rose co-founded CAST, a not-for-profit research and development organization whose mission is to improve education, for all learners, through innovative uses of modern multimedia technology and contemporary research in the cognitive neurosciences. That work has grown into a new field called Universal Design for Learning which now influences educational policy and practice throughout the United States and beyond. Dr. Rose also teaches at Harvard's Graduate School of Education where he has been on the faculty for more than 25 years.

Dr. Rose is the author of several scholarly books, numerous award-winning educational technologies, and dozens of chapters and research journal articles. He has been the principal investigator on grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and many private foundations. Dr. Rose holds a B.A. in psychology from Harvard College, a master's in teaching from Reed College, and a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Lev Sviridov

Associate Professor of Chemistry & Director of the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College,
City University of New York

Lev is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and the Director of the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College of the City University of New York. In addition to these responsibilities, Lev serves on the boards of Human Rights First and the 21st Century Foundation for The City College of New York and on the selection panel for the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics in New York City Public High Schools. Elements of Lev’s life have been recorded in books such as How to Raise an American by Myrna Blyth and After Etan by Lisa Cohen.

Lev received his B.S. in Chemistry with minors in Physics and Mathematics from The City College of New York, CUNY and defended his D.Phil. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Robert Tinker

President Emeritus, The Concord Consortium

Robert Tinker has pioneered constructivist approaches to education, particularly novel uses of educational technology in science. He earned his Ph.D. in experimental low-temperature physics from MIT and learned about education on the job at a historically black college in the 1960's. In the '80's, he developed the idea of equipping computers with probes for real-time measurements and of using the network for collaborative student data sharing and investigations. In 1994, he started the Concord Consortium so he could concentrate on applications of technology to improve the quality of education. His early work at Concord pioneered applications of portable computers to education and the use of the Web for professional development and teaching. One of these early projects created the Virtual High School, which was spun out as an independent nonprofit that continues to be a trendsetter in online teaching. His current research includes educational applications of portable computers, the development and testing of computational models in education, and the development of “smart graphs” that are able to interact with students about important features of a graph. He is also involved in policy formation relating to educational technology and its role in improving STEM education worldwide. Tinker is the founder of Concord Consortium and chair of the Virtual High School.

Past Board Members

Richard Abrams

Sheldon Berman

Vivian Day

Natalie (Tally) Forbes

Greg Gunn

Sarah Haavind

Tom Hsu

Holly Jobe

Leon Lederman

Edith Mas

Pendred (Penny) Noyce

Larry Rosenstock

Greg Segal

Barbara Tinker

Anne Yeomans

Thomas Yeomans


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