Todd R. Boyette
Todd Boyette has provided leadership for Morehead's growth and innovation since July 2006. He is a past president of the North Carolina Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative and previously served as president and CEO of The Health Adventure in Asheville, N.C., and as director of Imagination Station in Wilson, N.C.
Boyette holds a doctoral degee in science education, a master's degree in science education and bachelor's degrees in science education and in chemistry, all from North Carolina State University, where he also served as program coordinator for the Science House. He is a former high school chemistry teacher and currently serves on the clinical faculty of the UNC School of Education.
Since coming to UNC, Boyette has expanded Morehead's outreach programming, adding the PLANETS portable planetarium program, the GSK Science in the Summer program and the Time Warner Cable Minds On! program. In 2010, he co-founded the North Carolina Science Festival.
Boyette currently serves as a board member for Learn NC and as vice president of the Association of Science Museum Directors.
|Director of Finance and Administration|
Susan Durham is responsible for Morehead’s finances, human resources and information technology. Durham began working for UNC-Chapel Hill in the anesthesiology department in 2000 as finance/administration manager. She also worked for the Institute for Science Learning before joining Morehead in 2006.
Durham holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington. She also holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Belmont University.
|Director of External Programs|
Crystal Harden oversees Morehead’s DESTINY Traveling Science Learning Program and is developing additional outreach programs at Morehead. She has a wide range of experience in formal and informal science education and most recently served as the education programs consultant for the California Department of Education before joining Morehead in February 2008.
Harden holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from North Carolina Central University, a master’s degree in teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a certification in administration from Alabama State University.
|Director of External Relations|
Jeff Hill leads Morehead’s development activities and guides guest relations, marketing and retail operations. Morehead hired Hill in 2002 as its first marketing director in its history. Hill also served as Morehead’s interim director, February 2005-July 2006.
Hill holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and in political science from the University. Prior to business school, Hill was an Emmy Award-winning television producer. He also worked in marketing for the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb.
|Director of Education and Planning|
Denise Young is responsible for Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s educational programming including summer camps, afterschool science, classes, fulldome planetarium show productions and “visitor experiences” -- a new approach to traditional museum exhibits. After serving as Morehead’s first full-time outreach educator in 2002, Young became education director in July 2004.
Young holds a doctoral degree in education, a master’s degree in school administration and bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and in American studies, all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and was also awarded the prestigious North Carolina Principal Fellowship. She has served in public schools as a classroom teacher, a gifted-education specialist and a school-based curriculum facilitator. In 1998, she was awarded National Board Certification for demonstrated excellence in teaching.
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