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- PhD University of Minnesota 2005
- M Ed University of Minnesota 2001
- BA Macalester College 1993
Elee Wood is associate dean for student affairs, and professor of museum studies in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) with an adjunct appointment in education, IU School of Education. In addition, she serves as the public scholar of museums, families, and learning in a joint appointment with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis working specifically on audience research and evaluation, and exhibition development. The Museum Studies Program at IUPUI emphasizes public scholarship, civic engagement, and in training professionals to serve museums and their communities. Wood’s research interests include action-oriented phenomenology, object-based learning, critical museum pedagogies, and evaluation capacity building. Elee got her start in museums as a Wizard Wing volunteer at the Milwaukee Public Museum and worked as an exhibit developer and public programs manager at Minnesota Children’s Museum. She holds a PhD in Education for Community and MEd in Youth Development Leadership from the University of Minnesota and a BA in Dramatic Arts from Macalester College. Elee Wood is an active member of the Visitor Studies Association, American Evaluation Association, and the American Alliance of Museums.
museum studies, nonformal and informal learning in community, phenomenology and hermeneutics, object-based learning