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Darryl N. Williams

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Darryl N. Williams, Ph.D., the Franklin Institute’s Senior Vice President of Science and Education, oversees core aspects of the mission of the Institute’s efforts to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology. Dr. Williams joined the Institute from Tufts University’s School of Engineering where he was Dean of Undergraduate Education, Director of Tufts Center for STEM Diversity, and a leading force behind the transformation of the undergraduate curriculum. Prior to Tufts, Dr. Williams spent four years with the National Science Foundation as a rotating program director and managed a range of federally funded programs and research focused on STEM teaching and learning in both formal and informal environments, as well as STEM workforce development. Dr. Williams earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Hampton University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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