PhD, Urban Education – May 2016
CUNY – The Graduate Center, New York, NY
MA, Art + Design Education – May 2000
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
BA, Art History and Studio Art Dual Degree – May 1997
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2016 – Present
New York University – Museum Studies Department Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Fellow, Museums History and Theory, Fall 2016
New York University – Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Museums and Interactive Technologies, Masters in Museum Studies Program, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010
Guest Lecturer, Museums and Interactive Technologies, Masters in Museum Studies Program, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015
HONORS AND AWARDS
Enhanced Chancellors Five Year Fellowship
2010-2015 CUNY – The Graduate Center, New York, NY
Dec 2014 – Oct 2015
Museum Research Fellow – Education Department
Whitney Museum of American Art | New York
Participated in a unique education research project timed to align with the opening of the new Whitney Museum, designed by Renzo Piano in its downtown Manhattan location.
- Co-designed and co-led an extensive research project along with the Director of Education Kathryn Potts to measure the cultural impact of the museum on the surrounding community.
- Identified seven themes worthy of study as potential data points.
- Proposed strategy, scope, and methodology aligned with the museum’s mission and possible funding opportunities.
Oct 2014 – Sep 2015
Museum Consultant + Project Director
Online Training Platform for The Broad Museum | Los Angeles
Directed the vision and launch of an online training system for The Broad Museum’s front-of-house staff in preparation for a $140 million, 120,000 sq. ft. new museum designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in downtown Los Angeles.
- Developed its initial vision of an interactive online training portal and recruitment tool to successfully launch ahead of The Broad’s September 2015 opening.
- Led the project through all phases, including its inception, design, vendor selection, development, software integrations, and execution.
- Managed a team to source original content to build visitor orientation, security protocol, and permanent collection training materials.
- Guided the project through regular meetings with key stakeholders and staff as personnel changed and grew during the development of the museum.
Jul 2012 – Jul 2013
Director of Education
Art21, Inc. | New York
Directed all aspects of Art21, Inc.’s educational initiatives by using the power of digital media to introduce millions of viewers to contemporary art and artists through outreach programs, blogging initiatives, and local, national, and international screening events.
- Oversaw RFP process and design specifications for Art21’s blog re-design, subsequently launched in fall 2013 as Art21 Magazine.
- Led expansion and cultivation of an International Council Committee and Art21’s preview screening program in partnership with 200+ global organizations.
- Proposed a budget oversight and led the hiring process and managerial direction for the first-ever in-house editorial manager position.
Public Programs Manager, BMW Guggenheim Lab Feb 2011 – Oct 2011 Guggenheim Museum | New York
Oversaw development of all public programs for the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a high-profile traveling art initiative created by the Guggenheim and sponsored by the BMW group. This multimillion dollar development partnership was the largest in the museum’s history.
- Led strategic planning and user experience and management with the Guggenheim’s digital producer, including desktop site, mobile site, blog, web video series, and digital signage.
- Expertly guided a diverse set of stakeholders in both organizations, including senior executives, curators, and designers to gain alignment and ensure project success.
- Developed and delivered 160 public programs in 55 days within a challenging budget.
- Created strategy documents and visual presentations to aid communication with press.
Aug 2006 – Aug 2010
Associate Director, Education Department
The Institute of Contemporary Art | Boston
Led all aspects of planning, programming, and budgetary supervision of large-scale, grant-funded technology education for The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston. Expanded teen programming by 700% in two years in the museum’s new location along the Boston waterfront.
- Selected, vetted, and managed a boutique web development house for Drupal-based redesign of web properties for icateens.org.
- Managed museum’s online communities and taught courses on social media responsibility.
- ICA Teen Programs were recognized by the First Lady of the USA with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award in 2010, the highest honor possible for an American after-school program.
Jun 2000 – Aug 2006
Manager of New Media, Education Department
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York
Oversaw the planning, development, and implementation of technology-based educational programming for a wide variety of audience in The Sackler Center for Arts Education, a 2,800 sq. ft. facility opened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
- Responsible for vendor selection and technical requirements in scope for both hardware and software in a dual-platform learning environment.
- Managed in-house digital archives, videoconferencing technologies, and various digital media artist residencies.
- Initiated the museum’s first on-site technology-based studio offerings for adults, youth, families and seniors in animation, digital photography, video, and found sound, and oversaw digital residencies with new media artists.
Apr 1999 – August 1999
Education Assistant, Intel Corporation
Whitney Museum of American Art | New York
Developed high-touch visitor guidance for a special exhibition web project at the Whitney Museum of American Art called The American Century: Art and Culture, 1950-2000, sponsored by Intel Corporation.
- Liaised between Intel, Whitney education managers, and other personnel.
- Generated ongoing reports to track visitor feedback and attendance, and aggregated internal reports on site issues and general maintenance.
- Conducted site demonstrations for key stakeholders, including museum’s trustees, senior-level Intel executives, and special-interest groups.
Sep 1998 – Apr 1999
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Washington, D.C.
Interned as an assistant to the Director of Education to assist with planning for the museum’s 25th anniversary exhibition called Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century.
- Organized writers’ workshops and led training tours for Chuck Close retrospective.
- Led a docent training program for the 25th anniversary exhibition.
Sep 1993 – May 1997
Exhibition Design Assistant
Michael C. Carlos Museum | Atlanta
Worked as a student exhibition design assistant following the museum’s major 1993 expansion in a state-of-the-art Michael Graves-designed building located on the campus of Emory University.
- Prepared, edited, and produced a label copy and vinyl text for permanent galleries and traveling exhibitions, and performed lighting adjustments for exhibit cases.
- Was hired as an on-site exhibition design assistant for the 1996 Olympics Art Exhibition called Souls Grown Deep.
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
The Fourth Wall: Emerging Models for Online Learning in Museums
Museum Computer Network | November 3, 2015 – Minneapolis, MN
Centralized, Decentralized, Distributed: Emerging Models for Online Learning in Museums
Museum Computer Network | November 22, 2014 – Dallas, TX
Itinerant Museums: The BMW Guggenheim Lab
American Association of Museums | May 22, 2014 – Seattle, WA
Educator or Edupunk: Disruptive Technology in Arts Education
Museum Computer Network | November 6, 2012 – Seattle, WA The Great Debate, Closing Plenary Session
Museum Computer Network | November 19, 2011 – Atlanta, GA The Exhibition is Served: Engaging New Audiences in Museums
National Consortium of Romanian Museums | September 1–3, 2010 – Bucharest, Romania Museums, Artists and New Media: Don’t Believe the Skype
New England Consortium of Artist Professionals | June 19, 2009 – Providence, RI Museum Education and Web 2.0: Not Only a Virtual Experience
American Association of Museums | April 27, 2008 – Denver, TX
Social Tagging and Web 2.0
National Arts Education Association, Museum Division | March 16, 2007 – New York, NY Technology and the 21st Century Art Museum Experience
National Arts Education Association National Conference | April 2, 2003 – Minneapolis, MN
- Museum Computer Network (MCN) | Member of the Board of Directors | 2012 – 2015
- Voices of Contemporary Art (VoCA) | Programming Committee | 2010 – 2015
- Museums and the Web (MW) | Conference presenter in 2008, attendee | 2001 – Present
- American Alliance of Museums (AAM) | Conference presenter, attendee | 1999 – Present