Edward T. Morman
Director, Jacobus tenBroek Library
Ed Morman was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended the New York City public schools. Upon graduating from the City College of New York, he moved to the west coast, where he earned his master's degree in librarianship at the University of Southern California. He worked for several years as librarian for a scientific consulting firm and then returned to graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania. While completing his doctorate in History and Sociology of Science, he served as a reference librarian at Penn's main university library.
In 1987 Ed moved to Baltimore to join the staff of the Johns Hopkins Institute of the History of Medicine. Besides supervising the Institute's library, Ed taught classes, did research on the history of public health, and gave numerous lectures. Between 1997 and 2001 Ed commuted weekly to New York, where he was in charge of historical collections and programs at the library of the New York Academy of Medicine. In 2001 he returned to Baltimore and began commuting daily to a similar position at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. In New York and Philadelphia Ed continued his scholarly work while developing the libraries for which he was responsible. He joined the staff of the Jernigan Institute in April 2008.
Ed is married to Julie Solomon, formerly professor of English at American University and now on the staff of the Woodbourne Residential Treatment Center, a facility for "adolescents with the most challenging psychiatric and behavioral symptoms." Julie and Ed live in East Baltimore with their godson, Davon Britton.