Jeffrey L. Brodie is the Deputy Director for the Lemelson Center. Jeff is responsible for operations, programming, and strategic planning. Since coming to the Smithsonian in 1989, Jeff has served as a historian at the National Museum of American History and the National Postal Museum, and has helped develop many exhibition projects including America’s Smithsonian: An Exhibition of American History and Culture, presented in Tokyo, Japan; Benjamin Franklin: A Revolutionary Role; and Science in American Life. Jeff has especially enjoyed curating and managing exhibition and capital projects requiring the successful integration of many individuals with discrete skills and knowledge including the Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem. Jeff holds a Ph.D. in history and is interested in the impact of evolving technologies used to disseminate information in society.