Paul Sparrow, Adjunct Faculty
Paul Sparrow is the Director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. He oversees the operation of the library and museum, public programs, new exhibits and coordination with other agencies. He works with the Roosevelt Institute to support the library in its ongoing digital outreach efforts. Before moving to the FDR Library he was the Senior Vice President for Broadcasting and New Media at the Newseum, the interactive museum of news. He oversaw Newseum Productions, interactive exhibits and exhibit video production. He is a leading expert on the impact of digital media and the role of technology in cultural institutions. He is a member of the American Alliance of Museum’s Media and Technology professional network and a founding partner in the University of Maryland’s Future of Information Alliance. He was a key member of the team that designed and built the Newseum, and was involved in fundraising, exhibit development, team building and technology infrastructure. Mr. Sparrow came to the Newseum in 1999 from the Discovery Channel. An Emmy-Award winning television producer, he created more than 300 hours of prime-time programming, and more than a dozen documentaries and network specials. He also worked as an executive producer for The Learning Channel, Fox and public television. He began his television career at KPIX, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco.
Mr. Sparrow has a B.A. in music and an MFA in Electronic Music and the Recording Media.