2018 Ohio TESOL Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

Columbus, Ohio
Friday, October 12, 2018

Keynote Speaker - Friday, October 12, 2018
Ohio TESOL 2018 Conference

Frederic Bertley, Ph.D.

President and CEO, Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

As President and CEO of COSI, Dr. Frederic Bertley is shepherding the leading Central Ohio Science Center to its next great iteration in a legacy of successful science center history. Prior to being President and CEO of COSI, Dr. Bertley was the Senior Vice President for Science and Education where he oversaw a diverse portfolio of initiatives supporting innovation in STEM learning, the partnership with Science Leadership Academy (SLA), The Color of Science, international STEM programs and departments that capture the history and legacy of The Franklin Institute such as the Benjamin Franklin Awards Program.

After graduating from McGill University where he studied Physiology, Mathematics and the History of Science, and earned a Ph.D. in Immunology, Dr. Bertley worked internationally in preventative medicine, and basic vaccines in Haiti, The Sudan, and the Canadian Arctic. Dr. Bertley continued this focus by joining a vaccine research group at Harvard Medical School focusing on the development of DNA vaccines for HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Bertley has keynoted and been an invited speaker at several distinguished institutions including The United Nations, The White House, and the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Bertley has received numerous honors some of which include: Dell Inc. Inspire 100 World Changers, Harvard Medical School Dean’s Service Award, Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, Philadelphia Business Journal Minority Business Leader of The Year, the George Washington Carver Award, The President’s Award (Merck), Citation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and two Mid-Atlantic, National Academy of Television and Science EMMYS.

Keynote Speaker - Saturday, October 13, 2018

Brandelyn Tosolt

Brandelyn Tosolt is Associate Professor in Teacher Education at Northern Kentucky University. She completed her undergraduate degree at Michigan State University and began working in the non-profit sector. After earning her master’s degree in education from University of Michigan, she taught middle grades in both private and public schools in Detroit, Michigan. She earned her Ph.D. at Oakland University, conducting research on the differences in middle grades students’ perceptions of caring teacher behaviors based on student racial identity. Dr. Tosolt’s courses promote engagement with ideas of social identity, cultural pluralism, and social justice at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. She works across divisions on her campus to create a more inclusive, collaborative climate. Her research, which privileges the voices of historically-underrepresented groups and seeks to understand perspectives on events in individual lives and the broader society, has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Negro Education; Multicultural Perspectives; Race, Gender & Class; and International Journal of Multicultural Education.


Contact Information

  • Lori Welsh
    Ohio TESOL
    Phone:  614-354-4088
    Email:  Lori.welsh@swcsd.us

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