am an independent consultant who specializes in working with cultural and community organizations.
As an educator, I have been working with museums and science centres, performing arts organizations, community organizations and health care facilities, and schools since the mid-1970s.
I have become increasingly intrigued with how people grow and learn throughout their lives in a rich and meaningful context. My consulting work, research, and teaching have focused on:
|Lifelong learning - how individuals develop and grow throughout their lives.||Developing or building audiences across the arts.|
|The quality of people's experiences in museums, at performing arts events, and during activities community organizations offer and provide.||The nature of experiences as users browse websites (e.g., to better understand online experiences in arts, culture, history, health, and science).|
My academic background includes a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Teaching from McMaster University. Both graduate degrees have focused on Arts/Museum Education.
In addition to my consultancy work, I teach in Museum Studies in the Faculty of Information at University of Toronto.