Here's a little bit about the author of this blog in her own words:
"Leslie Madsen-Brooks, Ph.D., is a writer, researcher, professor, public historian, and mentor to an emerging generation of public history and museum studies practitioners. She brings to her museum consultancy extensive experience in both formal and informal education. She is a specialist in the teaching and learning of history and science, and understands as well the ways technology can be deployed thoughtfully to enhance learning and democratize this knowledge. She assists individual and institutional clients with educational programming, exhibition research and development, professional development, new technologies, outreach, and evaluation. She is an expert in the history of women scientists' contributions to natural history institutions-primarily museums, gardens, and zoos-in the 19th- and 20th-century United States."