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Elee Wood
Director, Museum Studies Program Associate Professor of Museum Studies and Teacher Education Public Scholar of Museums, Families, and Learning, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Phone: (317)274-7332
Email: eljwood@iupui.edu


Museum Studies (317)274-7332 eljwood@iupui.edu Director, Museum Studies Program
Associate Professor of Museum Studies and Teacher Education
Public Scholar of Museums, Families, and Learning, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
B.A. Macalester College, 1993
M.Ed. University of Minnesota, 2001
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2005
museum studies, nonformal and informal learning in community, phenomenology and hermeneutics, object-based learning Museum Education (MSTD A410, A510)
Museums and Audiences (MSTD A518)
Special Topics: Object-Based Learning
Special Topics: Museum Theatre and Live Interpretation Methods
Special Topics: Museum Education Research Methods
Special Topics: Critical Approaches to Museum Education
Learning in the Community (EDUC T550)
Education and American Culture (EDUC H440)
John Cotton Dana Award for Leadership in Museum Education, 2015 (American Alliance of Museums)
Thomas Ehrlich Excellence in Service Learning Teaching, Indiana University, 2015
Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, 2010-present
Trustees Teaching Award, 2009, 2010
Translating Research into Practice Scholar, 2007-present
Boyer Scholar, 2008
Director, MN Youth Work Institute
Public Programs Manager, Minnesota Children's Museum
Exhibit Developer, Minnesota Children's Museum
Museums and Social Issues, editor, 2013-present
Association of Children's Museums, Research Agenda Advisory Committee
Association of State and Local History, Visitor's Voices Advisory Committee
Seminar for Historic Administration, faculty
American Alliance of Museums: Education Committee; Committee on Professional Training; Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation—board member
Visitor Studies Association: Conference Program Co-Chair 2009, Conference Committee, Membership Committee, Professional Development Task Force, 2007
Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, manuscript reviewer, 2011-present
Indiana Historical Society Indiana Experience Humanities Scholars, National Advisory Panel, 2009-2012
LeftCoast Press, Manuscript reviewer, 2009-present
Visitor Studies, Manuscript reviewer, 2009-present
Institute for Museum and Library Services, Proposal Reviewer, 2008-present
Wood, E., Tisdale, R., Jones, T. (Eds). (Under contract). Active Collections. Walnut Creek, CA: LeftCoast Press. Anticipated publication 2017.
Wood, E., Zemanek, A., Weiss, L., Carron, C.G. (2016). Growing FLORES for the Museum. Collections: A Journal for Museums and Archives Professionals. 12(1), 7-22.
Wood, E. (2015). Defining the scope of your evaluation. Journal of Museum Education. 40 (1) 1-7.
Holzman, L. Wood, E., Cusack-McVeigh, H., Kryder-Reid, E., Labode, M. & Zimmerman, L.J. (2014). A Random Walk to Public Scholarship: Exploring Our Convergent Paths. Public , September 2014. http://public.imaginingamerica.org/blog/article/a-random-walk-to-public-scholarship-exploring-our-convergent-paths/
Wood, E. (2014). Editorial Forum: Good for Charity, Bad for Museums? Examining a Museum’s Worth. Museums & Social Issues 9(1).
Wood, E. (2014). You don’t have to be married to your work. In L. Melber,(Ed.) Teaching the museum: Careers in museum education. Washington, D.C.: AAM press.
Wood, E. & Latham, K.F. (2013). The Objects of Experience: Transforming Visitor-Object Experiences in Museums. Walnut Creek, CA: LeftCoast Press. ,
Wood, E. (2013). Museum and Civic Engagement: Children Making a Difference. In V. Golding & W. Modest, Museums and communities: curators, collections and collaboration. (pp. 217-231). London: Bloomsbury.
Wolf, B. & Wood, E., (2012). Integrating scaffolding experiences for the youngest visitors in museums. Journal of Museum Education. 37(1), 29-38
Wood, E. & Latham, K. F. (2011). The Thickness of the World: Exploring the Museum Curriculum through Phenomenology. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.
Wood, E. & Wolf, B. (2011). When Parents Step Back is Family Learning Still Possible? Museums and Social Issues.
Wood, E. (2010). Museum Chaperones as Escort, Educator or Parent? Visitor Studies.
Wood, E. (2009). Saving Objects of Childhood. Childhood in the Past.
Wood, E. (2009). Rules for the (R)evolution of Museums. In Inspiring Action: Museums and Social Change.
Wood, E. & Latham, K. (2009). Object Knowledge: Using Phenomenology in Object Research and Museum Experiences. Reconstructions 9 .
Wood, E. & Wolf, B. (2008). Between the lines of engagement. Journal of Museum Education
Wood, E. & Cole, S. (2007). Can You Do That in a Children’s Museum? A Look at the Power of Children. Museums and Social Issues
Geneva Sanders


Phone: (317)274-1490
Email: gemsande@iu.edu


Museum Studies (317)274-1490 gemsande@iu.edu
Holly Cusack-McVeigh
Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Museum Studies. Public Scholar of Collections and Community Curation.

Phone: (317)274-1400
Email: hmcusack@iupui.edu


Museum Studies, Anthropology (317)274-1400 hmcusack@iupui.edu Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Museum Studies. Public Scholar of Collections and Community Curation. Ph.D Cultural Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks 2004 M.A. Cultural and Medical Anthropology, Michigan State University 1993 Native American Studies, Central Michigan University 1993 Secondary Education Teaching Degree with Bilingual & Bicultural Endorsements in Spanish and Ojibway Culture and Language 1989 B.A. Cultural Anthropology & SPanish Majors, Central Michigan University 1987 Social, Medical and Cultural Anthropology Folklore Studies and Oral History Museum Studies and Material Culture Native American Studies, Arctic Studies
Laura Holzman
Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art Assistant Professor, Art History and Museum Studies, School of Liberal Arts and Herron School of Art and Design

Phone: (317)278-9415
Email: holzmanl@iupui.edu


Museum Studies (317)278-9415 holzmanl@iupui.edu Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art
Assistant Professor, Art History and Museum Studies, School of Liberal Arts and Herron School of Art and Design
B.A. with highest honors, Swarthmore College, 2006
M.A. University of California, Irvine, 2009
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 2012
public art, visual studies, museum studies, local culture and place-based identity, tourism, memory L. Holzman. "The Gross Clinic,” The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia (2015)
L. Holzman. "A Question of Stature: Restoring and Ignoring Rocky," Public Art Dialogue (2014)
L. Holzman, E. Wood, H. Cusack-McVeigh, E. Kryder-Reid, M. Labode, L. Zimmerman. "A Random Walk to Public Scholarship? Exploring our convergent paths," Public: A Journal of Imagining America (2014)
M. Labode, L. Holzman, and E. Kryder-Reid. "Hybrid Discourse: Exploring Art, Race, and Space in Indianapolis,” Public: A Journal of Imagining America (2013)
L. Holzman. "Rocky,” The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia (2013)
L. Holzman. “Introduction,” in James Reeves, The Manufactured History of Indianapolis (2013)
Elizabeth Kryder-Reid
Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies; Director, Cultural Heritage Research Center

Phone: (317)274-1406
Fax: (317)278-5220
Email: ekryderr@iupui.edu


Anthropology, Affiliated Faculty, Museum Studies (317)274-1406 ekryderr@iupui.edu Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies; Director, Cultural Heritage Research Center A.B. Harvard University 1984
M.A. Brown University 1987
Ph.D. Brown University 1991
Cultural heritage, museum studies, landscape archaeology and history, cultural memory, material culture studies, archaeological public programs, North American archaeology, historic archaeology, California missions Cultural heritage, museum theory and history, museum administration, historical archaeology, landscape archaeology, IUPUI Trustees Teaching Award, 2003, 2013; AAUP Publication Grant, 2008; Association of Midwest Museums Distinguished Service Award (2012); Society of Architectural Historian Landscape History Essay Prize (2012) Society of Architectural Historians Landscape Chapter Board member; Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, "Crafting the Past: Mission Models and the Curation of California Heritage" Heritage & Society (2015); "Greenwashed: Identity and Landscape at the California Missions." In British Archaeological Reports (2015); “Marking Time in San Gabriel Mission Garden” Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes (2014); “Perennially New: Santa Barbara and the Origins of the California Mission Garden.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. “Writing the Landscape: Text as Representations of and Sources for American Landscape Design History,” In Keywords in American Landscape Design. Therese O’Malley with contributions by Elizabeth Kryder-Reid and Anne Helmreich.pp.25-47 (New Haven: Yale University Press,2010).(co-editor) "Site and Sight in the Garden," a special issue of Journal of Garden History;
and chapters in 'Those of Little Note':Gender, Race and Class in Historical Archaeology Historical Archaeology of the Chesapeake and Sites Unseen: Landscape and Vision; Principal Investigator of Shaping Outcomes www.shapingoutcomes.org
Modupe Labode
Assistant Professor of History and Museum Studies, Public Scholar of African American History and Museums, Public Scholar of Africana Studies, Adjunct Professor of Africana Studies

Phone: (317)274-3829
Email: mlabode@iupui.edu


Africana Studies, History, Women's Studies, Museum Studies (317)274-3829 mlabode@iupui.edu Assistant Professor of History and Museum Studies, Public Scholar of African American History and Museums, Public Scholar of Africana Studies, Adjunct Professor of Africana Studies 1983 B.S., History, Iowa State University
1992 D.Phil., History, Oxford University
African American/African Diaspora
Women's History
Public History/Museum Studies
Museum Methods Introduction to Museum Studies Curatorial Practices The Nature of History Public Interpretations of African American History African Americans in Indiana The African Diaspora The Guantánamo Project AASLH 2005 Annual Meeting, Program Committee
WHA 2008 Annual Meeting, Program Committee NCPH 2015 Annual Meeting, Co-Chair Program Committee
“‘Defend Your Manhood and Womanhood Rights’: The Birth of a Nation, Race, and the Politics of Respectability in early Twentieth-Century Denver, Colorado.” Pacific Historical Review (May 2015) “The ‘Stern, Fearless Settlers of the West’: Lynching, Region and Capital Punishment in Early Twentieth-Century Colorado.” Western Historical Quarterly (Winter 2014) “Andrew Ramsey, the ‘Voice from the Gallery’: An African American Teacher’s Writings on School Desegregation in Indianapolis,” Ohio Valley History (Fall 2014). “A Random Walk to Public Scholarship? Exploring Our Convergent Paths,” Laura Holzman, Elizabeth Wood, Holly Cusak-McVeigh, Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, Modupe Labode, Larry Zimmerman, Public: A Journal of Imagining America http://public.imaginingamerica.org/blog/article/a-random-walk-to-public-scholarship-exploring-our-convergent-paths/ Modupe Labode, Laura Holzman, and Elizabeth Kryder-Reid. “Hybrid Discourse: Exploring Art, Race, and Space in Indianapolis.” Public: A Journal of Imagining America http://public.imaginingamerica.org/blog/article/hybrid-discourse-exploring-art-race-and-space-in indianapolis “Unsafe Ideas, Public Art, and E Pluribus Unum: An Interview with Fred Wilson.” Indiana Magazine of History (December 2012). “‘A Native Knows a Native: African American Missionaries’ Writing about Angola, 1919-1940.”The North Star: A Journal of African-American Religious History (Fall 2000): http://www.princeton.edu/~jweisenf/northstar/volume4/labode.html Modupe Labode. “From Heathen Kraal to Christian Home: African Christian Women and Anglican Missionaries.” In Women and Mission, edited by Fiona Bowie, Deborah Kirkwood, and Shirley Ardener. (Oxford: Berg, 1993): 126-144.
Larry J. Zimmerman
Professor of Anthropology & Museum StudiesPublic Scholar of Native American Representation (shared position with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art) Adjunct Professor, Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS)

Phone: (317)274-2383
Fax: (317)274-2347
Email: larzimme@iupui.edu


Anthropology, Museum Studies (317)274-2383 larzimme@iupui.edu Professor of Anthropology & Museum Studies
Public Scholar of Native American Representation (shared position with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art)
Adjunct Professor, Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS)
B.A. (Honors) Anthropology, University of Iowa 1969
M.A. Anthropology, University of Iowa-Iowa City 1971
M. Phil. Anthropology, University of Kansas 1973
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Kansas-Lawrence 1976
North American archaeology, ethics in anthropology, indigenous and community archaeology, Native American issues, cultural and intellectual property, archaeology of the contemporary world Indians of North America
Museum Ethics
Indigenous People and Museums
Issues in Cultural Heritage
Fantastic Archaeology
Native American Representation
Understanding Museums
Introduction to Museum Studies
North American Prehistory
Human Origins
Lecturer, President's Dream Colloquium on Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage, Simon Fraser University (2015)
Lecturer Richard Frucht Memorial Lecturer, University of Alberta, Edmonton (2012)
Outstanding Dinstingushed Resident Faculty. School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI (2009)
Peter J. Ucko Memorial Award for Contributions to World Archaeology, World Archaeological Congress (2008), Dublin, Ireland
Elden Johnson Memorial Lecturer, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, (2005);
Mariko Mizuhara Award for Cross-Cultural Understanding (2000), University of Iowa;
National Lecturer, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society (1991-93);
Harrington Lecturer, University of South Dakota (1992)
Distinguished Regents Professor (1990) University of South Dakota;
Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship, University of South Dakota (1990);
Presidential Fellow, University of South Dakota (1987-88);
Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of South Dakota (1986);
Teacher of the Year, Student Association, University of South Dakota (1980)
Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (International advisory board) Springer.
Collaborations in Anthropology (Journal Advisory Board) University of Nebraska Press
Archaeologies: The Journal of the World Archaeological Congress(Advisory Board)
Indigenous Archaeologies (series), Left Coast Press, co-editor
Public Policy Committee (elected), American Anthropological Association, 2008-present;
Vice-President, World Archaeological Congress, 2004-2009;
Chair, Budget Committee, World Archaeological Congress, 2004-2009
The Sacred Wisdom of North American Indians (2012) Trade volume, Watkins Press
Integral, ancillary, or incidental: Teaching Ideal or Real in Social Science Research Ethics? Teaching Ethics 12(2): 1-5 (2012)
Displaced and Barely Visible: Archaeology and the Material Culture of Homelessness. Historical Archaeology 45(1): 67-85 (2011) With Jessica Welch.
Activism and Creating a translational archaeology of homelessness. World Archaeology 42(3) : 443 -454 (2011). With Courtney Singleton and Jessica Welch
The Archaeologist's Field Handbook. (2008) With Claire Smith and Heather Burke. AltaMira Press.
The Ancient One: Perspectives on Kennewick Man. (2008) Co-edited with Heather Burke, Claire Smith,Joe Watkins, and Dorothy Lippert, Left Coast Press
"Beyond Racism: Some Opinions about Racialism and American Archaeology". American Indian Quarterly. 30(3):461-485. With Roger Echo-Hawk. (2006);
"Scale, Model Complexity, and Understanding: Simulation of Settlement Processes in the Glenwood Locality of Southwestern Iowa, 1976 and 2000". In Confronting Scale in Archaeology: Issues in Theory and Practice, edited by Gary Lock and Brian Molyneaux. New York: Springer. pp. 129-144. (2006);
"Liberating Archaeology, Liberation Archaeologies and WAC". Archaeologies 2(1): 85-95.(2006);
"Toward an Archaeology of Homelessness". Anthropology News 47(2):54. With Jessica Welch (2006);
"Consulting Stakeholders". In, Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses, edited by Jane Balme and Alistiar Paterson. Blackwell:London. pp. 39-58. (2005);
"Public Heritage, a Desire for a “White” History for America, and Some Impacts of the Kennewick Man/Ancient One decision".International Journal of Cultural Property, 12:265-274. (2005);
Native North American/First Nations: Myth, Life, and Art. London: Duncan Baird Publishers (2003);
Ethical Issues in Archaeology. AltaMira Press: Walnut Creek, CA. Co-edited with Karen D. Vitelli and Julie Hollowell-Zimmer (2003);
Presenting the Past. AltaMira Press: Walnut Creek, CA. (2003);

numerous other books, book chapters, and articles