Jeffrey W. Kirsch, PhD
In 1983, Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch became the Executive Director of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Dr. Kirsch's first career path was in the physical sciences, rocketry, and aerospace engineering, having received his B.S.E. at Princeton University, his M.S.A.E. at the University of Southern California, and his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California. The Fleet is known for featuring the world’s first (and San Diego’s only) IMAX Dome Theater. Dr. Kirsch has been the Executive Producer for six IMAX productions, and consulting producer on six other IMAX films. He was honored to receive the 2001 Founders Award from the IMAX Corporation, which is given to individuals that have made a major contribution to the arts and sciences of 15/70 large format films. Within the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Dr. Kirsch chairs the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration Committee and is a member of the BPLI Steering Committee.