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Francis Harvey

School of Education, Drexel University

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BRIEF BIO – FRANCIS A. HARVEY EDUCATION: Dr. Francis A. Harvey has a B.S. in Physics from the University of Notre Dame, an M.S. in Secondary Education (Physics) from SUNY at Geneseo, NY, and an Ed.D. in Science Education from Harvard University. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Dr. Harvey has taught science, mathematics, science education, math education, teacher education, educational technology, globalization and international education, and related courses at every level from kindergarten through Ph.D. graduate courses in the United States and in Ghana, West Africa. He served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana, and then was hired by the Peace Corps in Ghana to help develop and supervise the first U.S. Peace Corps training program that was conducted entirely in the host country. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Harvey has designed, developed, and evaluated math and science television programs for PBS and commercial television and served as project director for several large-scale corporate and K-12 multimedia training projects.
For two years he was Senior Evaluator and Math Content Specialist for a PBS television series on mathematics for children. He served for four years as Principal Investigator and Director of the Cities in Schools Multimedia Project, which produced multimedia training materials for directors and executives of the nation’s leading dropout prevention program. ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: Dr. Harvey’s formal academic background is in physics and science education. His research interests are related to learning, technology, and change and the interactions among them. He has a special interest in the interrelationships between global awareness and sustainability. Dr. Harvey has taught at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and at UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC. From 1983-1998, Dr. Harvey held a joint appointment as tenured Associate Professor at Lehigh University in the College of Education and in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and served as Associate Director for Education at the NSF-sponsored ATLSS Engineering Research Center. Dr. Francis A. Harvey joined the faculty of the School of Education, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) in 1998 as tenured Associate Professor of Education. In his first two years at Drexel, Dr. Harvey served as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator for grants totaling over two million dollars. For the past two years Dr. Harvey has served as Associate Dean of the School of Education and Director of the Ph.D. Program. OTHER INFORMATION: Dr. Harvey lives in Swarthmore, PA with his wife Caroline. They have two children: Francis III, who is a video editor for Fox Broadcasting in Los Angeles, and Mary, who is an editor for various educational publications in New York City. They have one grandson, Tate Jonathan Harvey, age 6, and one brand new granddaughter, Elizabeth Rose Bullock. Dr. Harvey’s hobbies include playing the mandolin, practicing Tai Chi, and learning to sing harmony.