About Laura-Edythe

Laura-Edythe is excited about museums!
Excited about Museums!

Dr. Laura-Edythe Coleman is an American researcher and culture leader who bridges the fields of museum studies and information science to further our understanding of cultural institutions in society. She earned her Ph.D. in Information Science with a focus on Museum Informatics from Florida State University. Dr. Coleman is Assistant Professor and Director of the Arts Administration & Museum Leadership Graduate Online Program at Drexel University. She previously held posts as a lecturer for Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University and Information Science at Florida State University. Her areas of research and teaching include museum studies, social justice and inclusion, political activism, cultural heritage informatics, research methods, knowledge management, information architecture, collections management, and digital curation. As a forward-thinking interdisciplinary researcher, she performs quantitative and qualitative studies and frequently forms research partnerships outside the museum and library fields. As a revolutionary, Dr. Coleman created a graduate program, the Responsible Cultural Leadership Certificate, for Drexel University. Dr. Coleman is a Fulbright Specialist in Library & Information Science. She is the Associate Editor of Research & Practice for Wiley’s Curator: The Museum Journal and the Editor of the Special Issue: Museums Response to War Crimes. Dr. Coleman is the author of the published book, Understanding and Implementing Inclusion in Museums and the under-contract book Curatorial Voice. As an internationally recognized museum expert, Dr. Coleman frequently presents and speaks at conferences, symposiums, and panels.