Bruce J. MacFadden, Ph.D.
Project Director and Principal Investigator
Associate Director of Exhibits and Public Programs; Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology; and Professor of Geology,
Latin American Studies, and Zoology.
Dr. MacFadden has studied fossil horses for 25 years. He also is Project Director of National Science Foundation
funded fossil horse research (grant# IBN-9528020) and is the scientific advisor to the new FLMNH "real" fossil horse
exhibit being developed for our new Education and Exhibition Center on the UF campus.
Betty Dunckel, Ph.D.
Museum Programs Administrator, FLMNH.
Dr. Dunckel has worked with natural history programs and museum exhibits for 25 years. Her interests include exhibit
and program research and evaluation. She is a member of most of the exhibit teams working on the development of the
permanent exhibits for the new Education and Exhibition Center and is responsible for the design and implementation of
all evaluation studies.
Evaluation and Marketing Consultant
Ph.D. student, College of Education, University of Florida.
Missi has her Master's degree in Museum Education and is dedicated to the study of informal educational settings.
She has taught Science Methods and Field Experience courses for elementary education majors at UF.
Collections Database Specialist and Programmer/Analyst at FLMNH.
Mr. Paine has developed database applications for most of the Museum's collections and has developed searchable
applications for several collection databases on the museum's web site.
Ph.D. student, Department of Zoology, University of Florida.
Jay studied the evolution of primates and marsupials for his Master's degree in Anthropology. He has since broadened
his studies to include horses. In particular, Jay is studying the genus Archaeohippus, the dwarf horse found at the
Thomas Farm fossil site in Florida.
Graphic Designer with Anima Art, Gainesville Florida.
Laurie is dedicated to science education and communication using digital technology.
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