Phyllis Hecht, Program Director, Sr. Lecturer
Phyllis Hecht is Director of the Johns Hopkins University Master of Arts in Museum Studies program. Ms. Hecht has more than 25 years of museum work experience, and prior to coming to Hopkins, she was manager and art director of the website at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Under her direction, the site won many prestigious awards, including a Federal Design Achievement Award and a MUSE Award from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Ms. Hecht has published papers and participated in international panels on topics ranging from developing the Web skills of K-12 teachers and using new technologies for evaluating websites to developing online training for emerging museum professionals. She co-edited and contributed to The Digital Museum: A Think Guide, an anthology on museums and technology. Previously, she was project manager and designer of print publications at the National Gallery of Art. She also served on the board of AAM’s Committee on Museum Professional Training (COMPT) and the Media and Technology committee, as well as the advisory board of the Horizon Report: Museum Edition.
Ms. Hecht received a B.S. in journalism and a B.A. in art history from the University of Maryland and an M.A.T. in museum education from George Washington University.