Jeffrey Brodie

Jeffrey L. Brodie, Ph.D. is the Deputy Director of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation where he is responsible for operations, programming, and strategic planning. Since coming to the Smithsonian in 1989, Jeff has served as a historian at the National Museum of American History and the National Postal Museum, and has helped develop many exhibition projects including America’sSmithsonian: An Exhibition of American History and Culture, presented in Tokyo, Japan; Benjamin Franklin: A Revolutionary Role; and Science in American Life. Jeff has especially enjoyed curating and managing exhibition projects requiring the successful integration of many individuals with discrete skills and knowledge such as the Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem Currently, Jeff is leading the Lemelson Center’s new research initiative exploring the intersection of Invention, Sports, and Technology in society. As part of that effort, Jeff established the Center’s Innoskate program to share the history, creativity, and innovation of skate culture with diverse audiences.

 


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