Carlos Hernandez, Adjunct Faculty

Carlos Hernandez is a museum professional who specializes in collections management with a focus on risk management. He has been working in museum-related activities for twenty years in the public and private sector.  His goal is to contribute to the development of a museum culture that values and supports collections and all related activities for education and enjoyment of the public. As an educator, he believes in providing students with the tools needed to adapt best practices in the field to any type of museum and to any role required to achieve a museum’s mission. Previously, Dr. Hernandez worked as collections manager for the Museum of the History of Ponce, overseeing all cultural property and the collection, before serving as director of the museum. Prior to this, he was director of the eLearning program and assistant faculty in the Master of Arts in Museums Studies at Southern University in New Orleans. While in New Orleans, he also volunteered for the Ogden Museum of Art and The National World War II Museum.

Dr. Hernández holds an MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University and a PhD in History of the Americas from InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico.