is the director of the museum studies program. She is completing her doctorate in art education focused on art museum education and program evaluation from Florida State University. Most recently, Ann was the curator of education helping to build and establish the Ogden Museum of Southern Art-University of New Orleans, where she was also an adjunct faculty member in arts administration, liberal arts, and education.
Ann has been an art museum educator and arts administrator for 17 years at a number of museums and affiliated universities in the Midwest and Southeast including the Spencer Museum of Art/University of Kansas, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art/University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the Morris Museum of Art. She directed a Getty Regional Institute in visual art at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga funded by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Annenberg Foundation.
In addition to publishing art museum education research and curriculum, Ann presents at regional, national, and international conferences on topics related to museums, art museum education, and program evaluation. Ann is passionate about the resources museums offer their communities and is thrilled to help prepare future museum professionals in partnership with the Figge Art Museum and other community and regional resources.
Department: Museum Studies Program
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