Scientist, Educator, Change Agent
Bernard Gifford, the first person in his family to graduate from high school, received his Ph.D. in biophysics in 1972 from the University of Rochester Medical School. He made significant contributions to education as Deputy Chancellor of the NYC Public Schools (1973-1977), as Dean of the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley (1983-1990) and as a lifetime champion of high academic standards for all students. Dr. Gifford was a Kennedy Fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Vice President of Education at Apple Computer, Inc.
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