Joyce Ray, Program Coordinator, Sr. Lecturer

Joyce Ray is Program Coordinator and Senior 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, Dr. Ray 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 program 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 lived in London in 2011-13 as visiting professor at University College London and in Berlin in 2013-14 as visiting professor at Humboldt University, before returning to Washington, DC, in 2014 in her current position. She lived in Berlin again in 2016-17 and helped to organize the museum studies onsite seminars in Berlin in 2015 and 2017.

Dr. Ray 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 American history, both from The University of Texas at Austin.

Joyce Ray