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Joel A. Bartsch

Joel A. Bartsch

A native Texan and longtime Houstonian, Joel Bartsch was first hired as a security guard at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in 1984, and was appointed President & CEO of the Museum in 2004.

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Robert T. Bakker Ph.D.

Robert T. Bakker Ph.D.

Dr. Robert T. Bakker has joined with the Houston Museum of Natural Science to advise on the continuing growth of the museum's paleontological collections and work to develop new and exciting dinosaur exhibits for Houston.

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Daniel M. Brooks Ph.D.

Daniel M. Brooks Ph.D.

Dr. Brooks oversees all of the Vertebrates specimens in the Museum, including the Halls of Texas and African Wildlife, and collections of primarily birds and mammals, and creates temporary exhibits.

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Nancy Greig Ph.D.

Nancy Greig Ph.D.

Dr. Nancy Greig joined the museum as Director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center in 1994. In 2005 transferred to the Collection Department as Curator of Entomology.

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Adam Mekler

Adam Mekler

Adam Mekler believes that all human cultures are partly defined by what they create, whether it be their tools, systems of belief and governance, or their arts.

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Jerome A. Offner, Ph.D.

Jerome A. Offner, Ph.D.

Jerry is an expert on the Aztecs of Mexico, their history, culture and overall graphic communication system, including their writing system.

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Carolyn Sumners Ed.D

Carolyn Sumners Ed.D

Dr. Carolyn Sumners is Vice President of Astronomy and the Physical Sciences at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and Adjunct Professor in Physics and Astronomy at Rice.

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David Temple

David Temple

David's ultimate goal is to inspire a love of science. Paleontology is a topic that universally gets students excited. Virtually all of the sciences contribute to our understanding of the ancient past.

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John W. Tunnell, Jr. Ph.D.

John W. Tunnell, Jr. Ph.D.

Dr. Tunnell's research interests include distribution and ecology of biotic communities along the Texas coast and the effects of oil spills on the marine environment.

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Dirk Van Tuerenhout Ph.D.

Dirk Van Tuerenhout Ph.D.

By using our exhibitions as a platform, Dr. Van Tuerenhout can reach out to various audiences, both adults and children, to share with them insights in cultures that we have on display.

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