The Center for Education of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
You probably know the Mütter Museum, but what about all the amazing educational initiatives going on at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia? Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for. The Center for Education develops and implements programming that uses the many resources of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mütter Museum to educate and inform health professionals and the public. Our current initiatives include the Karabots Junior Fellows Program, the Teva Pharmaceuticals Internship Program, Out4STEM, and the Girls One Diaspora Club, but feel free to check back regularly for updates on new programs and activities as well as the amazing students that come through our doors and the amazing things they’re doing.
Meet the Team!
Center for Education Director Jacqui Bowman oversees all the programs run by the Center for Education. She has a PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and moved to Philadelphia in 1993. Fascinated by bones, primates, microscopes and sexually transmitted diseases, she also loves contemporary art, dance, tropical fish and the color purple.
Marcy Engleman is the Museum Educator for the Mütter Museum. She conducts tours, teaches classes, and manages the Docent crew. She received a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Penn State University, and a teaching certificate from Alvernia College. At home, Marcy has twin daughters, as well as a bevy of pets, including snakes, lizards and a bird.
Kevin Impellizeri is the Assistant Director of the Karabots Junior Fellows Program and the Center for Education Curriculum Developer, and he has been with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia since 2015. He comes to the College of Physicians with a BA in History and Political Science from Rutgers and an MA in History with a Museum Studies Certificate from the University of Delaware as a well as a bag of tricks from museum education jobs at the National Constitution Center, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, and Fort Mifflin on the Delaware. He is very interested in bringing game-based learning into the classroom.
Youth Support Coordinator Jeanene Johnson works primarily with the Karabots Junior Fellows and Girls ONE programs but also provides support to the TEVA and Out4STEM programs as well. Her background is in non-profit management and she is inherently interested in psychology, human nature and social interactions.
While her colleagues cringe at all talk of zodiac, Jeanene admits she is a Virgo with a Leo rising and Gemini moon and feels that these attributes explain her desire to serve, her shy gregariousness, her need to reflect, and her somewhat cluttered sense of order!
Jeanene considers herself a youth advocate, resource finder and social liaison. She loves animals, long walks on the beach in tropical climates, working with youth, and connecting people.
Teen Health Programs Coordinator Sarah Lumbo has served not only as Coordinator but also as a student in the first cohort of the Karabots Junior Fellows Program. She has served as co-facilitator for GirlsOne Diaspora since 2017 and is now Coordinator for GirlsOne Diaspora, TEVA, and Teen Health Week. She has a BS in Nutrition and has worked in Healthcare Advocacy, Wellness, Pharmaceuticals, and Hospital Emergency Administration. She has a passion for youth advocacy and aiding where she can with health awareness and social justice. She aspires to pursue graduate studies within Occupational Therapy.
Meredith Sellers is the Arts and Accessibility Programs Coordinator. She provides support for a variety of Center for Education programs and develops arts programming for the Mütter including drawing classes, workshops, film and video, and more. She earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010 and received her MFA in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania. Meredith has taught at UPenn, Temple University, the Mural Arts Program, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Fleisher Arts Memorial. She is thrilled to be bringing new cross-disciplinary arts programming to the museum.