Chris Hennes, Ph.D.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Specialist

About Me

I received my Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University, and my Master's and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State. I work as a STEAM Specialist for Pioneer Library System at the Norman Public Library Central in Norman, Oklahoma, USA. I am also the Director of Operations for the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters, and I serve on the board of directors for the Norman Film Festival.

  • Pioneer Library System logo
    STEAM Specialist
    I teach and develop science and technology classes for a public library in Norman, OK. This includes coding classes, movie-making programs, and classes on using the Maker Lab equipment. 
  • eGullet Logo
    Culinary Society
    The eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters operates the eGullet Forums, a food-focused culinary discussion site. I maintain the server and coordinate the Society's volunteer team.
  • Norman Film Festival logo
    Film Festival
    The Norman Film Festival began in 2017 and is focused on bringing the best independent films to downtown Norman, including a showcase of local Oklahoma filmmaking talent.

Travel & Food Photography

Norman Public Library Central

New building under construction, dawn, Summer 2019

Volcanoes National Park

Morning at Kilauea, 2019 


I am also a (very) amateur ballroom dancer, competing in the UCWDC circuit.

Chris and Karen Hennes in a dance competition
Chris and Karen Hennes in a dance competition
Chris Hennes and instructor Kate Linkous in a dance competition


Norman Public Library Central
103 W Acres ST,
Norman, OK 73069, US
P: (405)701-2600

LinkedIn Profile