Joyce Ray, Program Coordinator, Sr. Lecturer

Joyce Ray is Program Coordinator and Lecturer for the JHU Certificate in Digital Curation program. She has taught in the museum studies program since 2011, including Digital Preservation and Foundations of Digital Curation courses, and she directs the digital curation internship and research courses.

With a background in archives, she spent 10 years at the National Archives and Records Administration, holding positions in appraisal, policy and program analysis, special assistant to the Archivist of the United States, and acting director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. From 1997-2011, she was associate deputy for library services at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, where she directed programs that awarded competitive grants to libraries, archives, museums and institutions of higher education. She spent a year in London as visiting professor at University College London and a year in Berlin as visiting professor at Humboldt University before returning to Washington, DC, in 2014.

She has published on digital curation topics in academic journals in the museum, library and archives and fields, and edited a book, Research Data Management: Practical Strategies for Information Professionals, published by Purdue University Press in 2014. She has a master’s degree in library and information science and a Ph.D. in history, both from The University of Texas at Austin.
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Joyce Ray