• Marlene MacLeish, Ed.D.

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  • Marlene MacLeish, Ed.D.
      Professor, Department of Medical Education
    Senior Education Fellow & Team Leader, NSBRI Education and Public Outreach Program

    Contact Information

    Phone: (404) 756-5706
    Fax: (404) 752-1043

    B.A., University of Western Ontario (Psychology)
    M.Ed., Harvard University , Graduate School of Education
    Ed.D., Harvard University, Graduate School of Education (Medical Education)

    Public Service:
    Dr. MacLeish serves on several national and international professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of science education.  She has served as dean and vice president for students at the Harvard School of Public Health, the City University of New York Medical School, and the City College of New York. She taught undergraduate and graduate medical sociology and public health courses, mentored students, and written articles on race and science education.  She directs a teacher institute for middle and secondary level teachers in Georgia and serves on the Emory University Board of Visitors. She was inducted into the International Academy of Astronautics, Paris, in 2007. She  directed Education and Public Outreach for NASA’s Neurolab Mission; led the NSBRI education team in Abuja, Africa in 2010; chaired the education section of the 14th & 15th International Humans in Space symposia in 2003 and 2009 in France and Korea; and  represented NSBRI-NASA on a six-city tour of Scotland in 2004, Moscow in 2008, and China in 2007.

    Dr. MacLeish published The Brain in Space: a Teacher’s Guide with Activities for Neuroscience and is executive producer of a six-part radio series, Biomedical Science for Space Travelers, Sleep in Space, and a documentary film, Exploring Two Frontiers: The Brain in Space. She has published extensively in Acta Astronautica, the premier international peer-reviewed space exploration journal.

    Dr. MacLeish was a Fellow of the Council of Science Writers in 2001; received The Woman of Distinction award from her undergraduate alma mater in 2004; and delivered the Commencement Address at the University of Western Ontario–Brescia College in 2009.

    Services and Committees:

    • NASA : International Space Station and Education Strategic Roadmap Committee & Life Sciences Advisory Sub-committee
    • City College of New York Gateway to Higher Education Advisory Board
    • Sandy Springs Education Force Board of Directors
    • National Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) Advisory Board
    • Fernbank Science Center-Space Station Advisory Committee
    • Georgia State Education Partnership for Excellence in Education