Biographies of Key Staff
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Mary L. Radnofsky, Ph.D.
is president and CEO of The Socrates Institute. She has recently
written a biotechnology curriculum for grades 7-12 for The Biotechnology
Institute, and an early childhood curriculum in morals education
for The Silver Grace Hope Foundation. Prior to that, she worked
on K-12 astronomy curricula for a NASA grant related to the size
of the Solar System and an unmanned mission to the planet Mercury.
Previously, she designed educator workshops and instructional materials
in interdisciplinary teaching for a K-6 project, "Vision and the
Scientific Habit of Mind" conducted with international partners
in France and Sweden.
Dr. Radnofsky has taught all grade levels, including college and
adults around the world both in traditional face-to-face classrooms
and in asynchronous online environments: in France, Liberia, Texas,
Tennessee, New York, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. She
has conducted workshops in several states and countries.
She earned her doctorate in Education and Human Development from
Vanderbilt University, her Masters Degree in French Literature from
the Université de Provence, France, and her Bachelor’s
Degree in English from the University of Houston.
Her publications are focused in the areas of interdisciplinary curriculum,
foreign language learning, and qualitative research. She is teacher-certified,
bilingual (French/English), and has spoken at numerous national
and international conferences, on radio and on TV regarding interdisciplinary
education and curricula.
Dr. Radnofsky has also served as Teacher Representative to the U.S.
Department of State/NASA Aerospace Institute at the Johnson Space
Center, and currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the Scholarship
Fund of Alexandria.
Throughout her career, Dr. Radnofsky has worked with business leaders,
elected officials, volunteers, parents and education associations
to link all levels of classroom learning to real-world applications.
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