An internationally known lecturer on education, Dr. Frederic Bertley was named CEO of COSI, one of America's leading science centers, two years ago. His sharing of visionary ideas on life and learning have received enthusiastic reviews from audiences at the White House, the United Nations, universities, TED Talks and at community outreach presentations here in Columbus.
Prior to coming Columbus, Dr. Bertley was senior vice president for science and education at the
renowned Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, where he directed initiatives supporting STEM learning, science communication, and community partnerships. Dr. Bertley is the founder and director of the Color of ScienceTM, which highlights the impressive contributions of women and persons of color to modern-day science and engineering. The recipient of a long list of honors, Dr. Bertley studied mathematics, physiology, and the history of science as an undergraduate student at McGill University, where he earned a Ph.D. in immunology. He went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. His accomplishments include work on basic vaccines and preventative medicine in developing nations.