Museum Studies
Marjorie  Schwarzer

Marjorie Schwarzer

Director of Administration, Museum Studies

Marjorie Schwarzer served as professor and chair of the Department of Museum Studies at John F. Kennedy University from 1997 to 2011. She has held leadership positions in museums - including the Boston Children's Museum, Chicago Children's Museum and Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry -- since completing her MBA in nonprofit management from UC, Berkeley in 1983.

An award-winning writer, critic and teacher, Marjorie is author of Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America (American Association of Museums, 2006; 2nd edition 2012), as well as numerous scholarly and popular articles about museum leadership, technology, education, exhibitions and history. She has served on the boards of the Western Museums Association and AAM's Committee on Museum Professional Training, and taught museum studies at Bank Street College in New York City, University of Victoria (Canada) and in the United Arab Emirates. Forthcoming publications include "Rules of the Game," a conversation about curatorial ethics in the United Arab Emirates co-written with Leigh Markopoulos and Aisha Deemas (Reimagining Museums: practice in the Arabian Peninsula, ed. Pamela Erskine-Loftus) and "No Heroes: Re-visiting the Museum Leadership Crisis," (Museums and the Paradox of Change, 3rd edition, ed. Robert Janes).