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Daniel "Joe" Wood

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Position Type:

Columbus

Ohio

United States of America

Years in the field:

11 – 15 Years

Areas of Expertise

Camp Programs, Curatorial/Collections, Distance/Digital Learning, Education, Events, Explainer/guide, Guest/Visitor Services, Marketing & Communications, Operations, Outreach and Public Engagement, Partnerships, Project Management, Social Media, Strategic Planning, Theaters, Volunteer Programs

Joe is a museum educator and science communicator based in Columbus, Ohio. He received a BS in Zoology and an MS in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from The Ohio State University. In graduate school, Joe participated in field research in Southwestern North Dakota investigating which animal groups survived the End-Cretaceous mass extinction event that wiped out the non-bird dinosaurs. His thesis research looked for evidence of competition in the fossil record. Joe later left academia to pursue a career in informal and museum science education. For eight years, until recently, he worked at COSI, the Center of Science and Industry. There he worked to create programming to engage with new audiences and was co-Director of the Education Team. He also served as a natural history content expert and a museum spokesperson. He co-led the Adult Engagement Community of Practice for the Association of Science and Technology Centers. Recently, Joe travelled to the Sahara Desert with the research team that uncovered important new fossils of the dinosaur Spinosaurus.