Detroit’s Michigan Science Center has announced Christian Greer as president and CEO.
Greer is a STEM professional with nearly 30 years of experience in museums and science centers. He most recently served as the chief officer of science, education, and experience at the St. Louis Science Center, where he oversaw Science Beyond Boundaries, a network of more than 275 science centers and museums around the world.
He has previously served in leadership positions at Adler Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and Chicago Architecture Foundation. He also launched the Midwest Regional Underwater Robotics Competition at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago when he worked there.
“We are thrilled to have Christian join the MiSci team,” says Tom Stephens, chairman of the MiSci board of directors. “His extensive experience combined with his leadership skills and passion for informal STEM education is exactly what we need to help us achieve our vision to empower and enrich all children and all communities with STEM.”
Greer received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. and is a Northwestern University Kellogg Executive Scholar and Chicago Community Trust Leadership Fellow. He is currently a doctoral candidate in learning technologies at Pepperdine University, where his research is focused on social network analysis, distributed leadership, and online collaborative learning environments.
“(MiSci) is an amazing organization with talented staff and limitless potential,” says Greer. “There also is a ton of innovation energy in Detroit right now, and I want to be a part of it. Putting science in the hands of curious people across the state of Michigan is how we can shape the future and make an incredible impact together.”
The Michigan Science Center welcomes nearly 300,000 guests every year. MiSci is focused on developing and introducing expanded education programs, exhibits, and initiatives that enable them to enrich the community with STEM discovery, innovation, and interactive learning.