The Henry Ford Appoints Lucie Howell to Director of Learning and Engagement

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The Henry Ford has appointed Lucie Howell as its new director of learning and engagement

Lucie Howell stands on board the very bus Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on inside Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford’s priority is to create innovation literacy for learners across the nation

The Henry Ford has appointed Lucie Howell as its new director of learning and engagement. In this role, Howell will be responsible for leading the strategic growth of the institution’s educational initiatives and implementation and further development of unique learning tools, materials, processes and experiences for educators, students, parents and life-long learners.

Howell brings nineteen years of experience in STEM educational outreach to The Henry Ford. Her focus for the organization will be to grow and deepen its impact on students and life-long learners through the use of collections, museums, digital resources and programs to increase innovation literacy. She will also be leading the development and creation of tools, materials and strategies for the organization’s field trip and learning experience programs, along with ensuring the continual integration with Henry Ford Academy and Henry Ford Learning Institute’s network of schools.

“The Henry Ford’s priority is to create innovation literacy for learners across the nation,” said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. “With Lucie’s extensive experience in the STEM field, we feel we are equipped to connect with today’s educators and learners to promote our learning-by-doing philosophy and inspire tomorrow’s innovative leaders today.”

Prior to joining The Henry Ford, Howell served as STEM Director at Teach for America Connecticut. Among her many responsibilities she led and managed a team consisting of STEM instructors and general discipline teacher coaches to design and develop blended learning products and programs in partnership with John Hopkins University School of Education. Her extensive expertise also includes serving as the director of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for STEM Teaching & Learning at Quinnipiac University and also as the academic program officer for Pipeline Development and Transfer Student Support Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach at the University of Michigan.

About The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally-recognized history destination that explores the American experience of innovation, resourcefulness and ingenuity that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled Archive of American Innovation, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. More than 1.7 million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates over 500 students a year on the institution’s campus. In 2014, The Henry Ford premiered its first-ever national television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, showcasing present-day change-makers and The Henry Ford’s artifacts and unique visitor experiences. Hosted by news correspondent and humorist, Mo Rocca, this Emmy®-winning weekly half-hour show airs Saturday mornings on CBS. For more information please visit our website

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