Resume

DAVID MORTON

Director, Science Visualization and Science Communication Laboratory

Science and Mathematics Department,

Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605-1996

(312) 369-7183

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1999–Present: Director, Science Visualization and Science Communication

Laboratory, Science and Mathematics Department, Columbia College Chicago.

1996–2005 Partner, Swordfish Productions, Chicago, IL. Commercial Film

and Video Production.

1993–1996: Research assistant, U.S. Department of the Air Force Office of

Scientific Research grant for Spatial Learning and Cognitive

Mapping: A Neural Network Approach, Columbia College

Chicago and Duke University, NC.

1991–1995: Research assistant, U.S. Office of Naval Research grant for

Hippocampal Modulation of Associative Learning, Columbia

College Chicago, and Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

1986-Present: Freelance Cinematographer specializing in documentary and

educational media.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2010–Present: After School Matters — Liaison/Instructor, module development

for informal STEM activities.

2006—Present: Freelance — Digital technology and instructional design

with emphasis on the sciences.

1996–2006 From Ozone to Oil Spills — Chemistry, The Environment and

You: a computer visualization course for non-science majors,

Columbia College Chicago.

EDUCATION:

1991 B.A., Columbia College, Chicago, IL.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

2014-2015 Innovation Fellow Columbia College Chicago.

2014-2015 Art of Science Learning Fellow, Chicago Incubator. AoS

foundation at the Museum Science and Industry.

2012-Present Registered Chicago Press Photographer, Chicago Police

Department.

2001-Present Member NPPA (National Press Photographers Association)

1991–2005: Producer: Ongoing video series “Creating a Critical Mass for a

Chain Reaction of Change” physical science workshops (funded

by the National Science Foundation), for Chicago public school

teachers.

1993–1997: Producer: “It Takes A Village To Raise A Child series – Volume

one through five” community-based workshops in physical science

(funded by the Joyce Foundation and Illinois State Board of

Education), for Chicago public school parents and teachers.

1991–2012: Producer and director: chemistry documentaries and interviews,

American Chemical Society — Chicago Section.

1994: Producer and director, video documentary, 13th International

Conference on Chemical Education (sponsored by the

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry), San Juan,

Puerto Rico.

PUBLICATIONS:

Lerman, Z. M. and Morton, D.: Humanizing the Chemistry Class Through

Visualization. 6th International Congress on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

(Havana, Cuba : 2006).

Lerman, Z. M. and Morton, D.: Visualization in a culturally diverse classroom.

231st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (Atlanta, Georgia:

2006).

Lerman, Z. M. and Morton, D.: Science visualization through computer animation.

Pacifichem 2005: International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies

(Honolulu, Hawaii: 2005).

Lerman, Z. M. and Morton, D.: The Use of Multimedia and Animation to Visualize

Chemistry Concepts. 5th International Congress on Chemistry and Chemical

Engineering (Havana, Cuba : 2004).

Lerman, Z. M. and Morton, D.: Using the Arts to Visualize Chemistry Concepts.

26th Latin American Chemical Congress (Bahia, Brazil: 2004).

Lerman, Z. M. and Morton, D.: Chemistry for non-science majors: computer

animation of chemical concepts. 17th Cuban Chemical Conference (Santiago de

Cuba, Cuba: 2002).

Lerman, Z. M. and Morton, D.: A technology-based class for students who will

shape our future. 224nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

(Boston, Massachusetts: 2002).

Goldbogen, G., Lerman, Z. M., Morton, D. and Pienkos, F.: A Continuation of the

Investigation of the Improvement of Visual Communication and its Impact on

Spatial Learning. 5th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science,

Engineering and Mathematics (Argonne, Illinois: 1994).

David Morton, Fred Pienkos, Gary W. Robb, Jr., Zafra M. Lerman: From Ozone to

Oil Spills: Chemistry, The Environment and You (San Juan, Puerto Rico: 1994).

Goldbogen, G., Lerman, Z. M., Morton, D. and Pienkos, F.: A Continuation of the

Investigation of the Improvement of Visual Communication and its Impact on

Spatial Learning. 4th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science,

Engineering and Mathematics (Argonne, Illinois: 1993).

Goldbogen, G., Lerman, Z. M., Morton, D. and Wallisky, M.: An Investigation of the

Improvement of Visual Communication and Its Impact on Spatial Learning. 3rd

Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and

Mathematics (Argonne, Illinois: 1992).