Laura-Edythe Coleman

Assistant Professor & Program Director, Drexel University, United States

Dr. Laura-Edythe Coleman is an American researcher and culture leader who bridges the fields of library science and museum studies 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 lecturer for Museum Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and Information Science, Florida State University. Her areas of research and teaching include information architecture, knowledge management, museum studies, cultural heritage informatics, social justice and inclusion, research methods, 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. 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. Dr. Coleman is author of the book, Understanding and Implementing Inclusion in Museums.