About

Since 2004, I’ve partnered with museums, universities and cultural organizations to create meaningful educational experiences. Current projects include strategic program planning, developing interactive exhibit spaces, designing curricula for on site and outreach experiences, and building interpretive content.

In addition to consulting, I am the Director of Interpretation at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, leading the education and programming team and working with staff to make existing and future exhibitions more engaging and visitor-centered. Previously, I have worked at the Oakland Museum of California, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Museum of the City of New York and California Academy of Sciences. I have my MSEd in Museum Education from the Bank Street Graduate School of Education. I currently serve on the Editorial Review Panel for the Journal of Museum Education.


Areas of Expertise

  • Interpretive and visitor experience planning in collaboration and partnership with staff
  • Program development (outreach, traveling trunks, on-site experiences, hands-on activities, etc.) for a wide-range of audiences
  • Development of engaging interpretive tools (exhibition-based curricula correlated to state and national standards, gallery guides)
  • University-level teaching, professional development and training (for staff, docents, teachers, museum professionals)
  • Program assessment and evaluation including recommendations for capacity building
  • Content development for exhibitions in virtual and museum environments
  • Effective teaching in museum and classroom settings

Professional and Community Involvement
Journal of Museum Education, Editorial Review Panel Member and Guest Editor
Museum Education Roundtable, Past Board President
Bmore Historic Unconference, Planning Committee Member
American Alliance of Museums
American Association of State and Local History
Small Museums Association
Visitor Studies Association, proposal reviewer for annual conference


Continuing Education
Interpretive Planning for Small Museums & Exhibit Label Writing at its Best, American Alliance of Museums Webinars, 2015
Creating a Visitor-Centered Museum, IMLS workshops, 2012, 2014, 2015
Creativity in Museum Practice workshop with Rainey Tisdale, 2014
Art, Community and Conservation workshop with Nina Simon, 2010
Creating Better Visitor Experiences seminar with Dale Jones, 2010
Assessing Family-Friendly Programs with Minda Borun, 2006
The Big Idea Workshop & Exhibit Labels Workshop with Beverly Serrell, 2003
Visual Understanding in Education Institute: Visual Thinking Strategies, 1999


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