John Durel, Adjunct Faculty

John Durel is a consultant to museums and cultural organizations nationwide, helping leaders with executive coaching, strategic planning, business planning, and board and staff development. He also serves as the Coordinator of the Seminar for Historical Administration, a leadership development program for emerging leaders in history organizations. Dr. Durel is especially interested in the practice of leadership in museums, and each year works closely with more than thirty museum directors as they strive to advance their organizations. His recent published works include Building a Sustainable Nonprofit Organization (American Association of Museums, 2010), Entrepreneurship in Historical Organizations (History News, 2009), Curiosity and Discipline: Reflections on the Words of Jim Collins (Hand to Hand, 2008,) and A Golden Age for Historic Properties, written with Anita N. Durel, CFRE (History News, 2007.)

He received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in American History from the University of New Hampshire.