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Ron Baillie

Henry Buhl, Jr. Co-Director, Carnegie Science Center

Areas of focus: STEM, next-generation workforce, workforce needs, education, fundraising, strategic planning, administration

Ron Baillie has served Carnegie Science Center as a Henry Buhl, Jr. Co-Director, along with Ann Metzger, since 2009. In this role, he advances the mission of Carnegie Science Center by leading the operations, administrative, fundraising, and strategic planning and implementation functions of the organization. He has enjoyed a distinguished career with Carnegie Science Center, and its predecessor organization Buhl Science Center, for more than 30 years. He began his museum career as Director of Science Programs and later became Director for Exhibits, Programs, and Technical Services. In this capacity, he led the development of the new exhibits and educational programs for Carnegie Science Center when it opened in 1991. Since then, he has served as Assistant Director for Education, followed by Director of Education, and then Interim Museum Director in 2003 and 2008. In 2012-13, he also served as Interim Co-Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Baillie also was a founding member of the Pittsburgh Regional Center for Science Teachers, which facilitates curriculum-enhancing connections between science teachers and resources.

To schedule an interview, email Connie George or call her at 412.237.1657.

Jason Brown

Jason Brown

Senior Director of Science and Education, Carnegie Science Center

Areas of focus: STEM, education, science communication, engineering-design process

During his tenure at the Science Center, Jason Brown has developed and led professional learning opportunities in the areas of technology, behavior management, STEM Education best-practices, and the utilization of online and digital resources in instruction. He leads the strategic education initiatives, Teaching Excellence Academy, STEM Excellence Pathway, Fab Lab, and Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development teams. During his 11 years in the classroom prior to joining Carnegie Science Center, Brown taught high school science and middle school technology, as well as serving as an assistant professor in the construction management and architecture programs at the State University of New York. He also spent six years as a builder and residential construction project manager with a focus on building science, energy efficiency and sustainable building practices. Brown graduated from Hobart College with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He also holds a Master’s of Business Administration and a Master’s Certificate in educational technology and new literacies from State University of New York at Buffalo and is a Pennsylvania certified science teacher.

To schedule an interview, email Connie George or call her at 412.237.1657.

Ann Metzger

Henry Buhl, Jr. Co-Director, Carnegie Science Center

Areas of focus: STEM, next-generation workforce, workforce needs, education, fundraising, administration, strategic planning

Ann Metzger has served Carnegie Science Center as Henry Buhl, Jr. Co-Director, along with Ron Baillie, since 2009. In this role, she advances the mission of Carnegie Science Center by leading the operations, administrative, fundraising, and strategic planning and implementation functions of the organization. Metzger joined Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in 2006 as Director of Marketing and Community Affairs at Carnegie Science Center. Later she took on the additional role of Vice President of Marketing for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh for several years. In 2012-13, she took on additional responsibilities as Interim Co-Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Before joining Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Metzger served more than 25 years at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she was Director of Corporate Communications, responsible for advertising, marketing communications, and community education and outreach. She holds a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and completed graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management.

To schedule an interview, email Connie George or call her at 412.237.1657.

Planetarium Staff

Carnegie Science Center

Areas of focus: Astronomy, STEM

Carnegie Science Center’s Buhl Planetarium staff–Mike Hennessy, Ralph Crewe, Charissa Sedor, and Dan Malerbo–are well-versed in astronomy topics and available to speak with media. In addition, Hennessy is available to speak to about climate change topics.

To schedule an interview, email Connie George or call her at 412.237.1657.

Liz Whitewolf

Fab Lab Manager, Carnegie Science Center

Areas of focus: Maker Movement, Technology and Innovation, STEM

Liz Whitewolf is a maker, joining Carnegie Science Center with a diverse background ranging from educational robotics to supervising a woodshop. Prior to managing the Fab Lab, Whitewolf taught video game design and robotics at a Propel Braddock Hills High School. She has spent summers organizing elementary camps for making, robotics, and computer programming through Assemble, a community space for arts and technology based in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood. She has consulted with the Sprout Fund in curriculum development for the Digital Corps and has been active in the Digital Badges working groups through the City of Learning initiative.

To schedule an interview, email Connie George or call her at 412.237.1657.