Candace Matelic, Adjunct Faculty
Candace Matelic teaches and consults throughout the U.S. and Canada in the areas of community engagement, organizational development, change, and learning, creativity and innovation, and strategic interpretation and program planning. She brings over three decades of leadership experience to her current work, including directing National Landmark sites in Maryland and Hawaii, managing the visitor experience, interpretation and programs at museums in Michigan and Iowa, and directing the Cooperstown Graduate Program for a decade. She teaches regularly for the University of Victoria and numerous state and provincial museum associations. Dr. Matelic’s consulting/planning work is distinguished by helping museums, historic sites, cultural organizations, and educational organizations engage their communities as partners, and then fundamentally transform their vision, assumptions, organizational culture, and work patterns. She has presented at over 90 conferences in the US, Canada, and Europe, over 30 times as a keynote speaker or invited guest. Publications include two co-authored books and 25 articles/chapters, including a chapter on community engagement for the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) Toolkit.
Dr. Matelic holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Studies from the University at Albany, SUNY, an M.A. in History Museum Studies from SUNY Oneonta, and a BFA (Fine Arts and American Studies) from the University of Michigan.