Director, Programs in Discovery Science
Eric Marshall serves as Director, Programs in Discovery Science. He provides consultation to the Foundation on current programs and is developing new initiatives to support scientific research on human flourishing.
Dr. Marshall’s broad range of experience includes science, education, and communications in the philanthropy, nonprofit, and corporate sectors, with success in creating strategic partnerships and systemic transformation in science and society. Earning a Ph.D. in applied physics from UCSD, he became a Research Staff Member at IBM where he innovated new materials and launched IBM’s international Reinventing Education initiative. He then held positions as Curator of the Creative World at the California Science Center and as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at the New York Hall of Science. He then returned to IBM as a research scientist. Before joining TWCF, he served as Vice President of Prizes and Public Programs at The Kavli Foundation where he built the foundation’s strategic efforts in public engagement with science, communications, and prizes. Eric has published and presented over 100 book chapters, papers, patents, and presentations.