Deborah Howes, Adjunct Faculty
Deborah Howes currently consults full-time on projects concerning education, technology, and/or art after 30 years of leadership at The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art and other world-class institutions.
As the former Director of Digital Learning at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Ms. Howes oversaw the development of an online course program, including a highly successful Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and long-term partnership with Coursera. From 2009 through 2011 Ms. Howes served as Assistant Director and full-time faculty member in the Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies program, where she developed and taught many of the education and technology-oriented online course offerings, as well as some on-ground seminars. Previously for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, she led her team of educators, producers and technicians to create award-winning educational materials in print, video and web formats for use both inside and outside the museum. This same team managed the creation and execution of the technical aspects of the Uris Center for Education, reopened in 2007.
Ms. Howes lectures about museums, technology, art, and education at international conferences and universities, including University of Edinburgh, University of Melbourne, University of Chicago and New York University. She regularly presents at conferences such as Museums and the Web and Digital Media Learning, and publishes widely on leading teaching strategies and tools. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in art history with honors from Wellesley College. She tweets @debhowes