Karen Wizevich, Program Coordinator, Sr. Lecturer
Karen Wizevich is Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in the Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies program. She has worked in the museum field for over 25 years, both in-house and as a consultant. In-house positions include being the Director of Exhibits and Architecture at the Museum of the Earth (Ithaca, NY), and five years at Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ, starting as the Director of Evaluation, ending as the Acting Vice President of the Guest Experience.
She was a Fulbright scholar in New Zealand and worked with a variety of museums, including the Museum of New Zealand. Her consulting clients are varied, including history, science, art, and performing arts institutions, such as the American Museum of Natural History (NY), Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.), Vassar College Theater (NY), the Old State House (CT) and the Mystic Seaport (CT). She and her family lived and worked in Basel, Switzerland, where she visited and studied 100s of European museums. Her interests lie in the intersection of museum architecture and the visitor experience.
She holds a PhD from Victoria University (New Zealand) in Architecture/Museum Studies and an M.S. from Cornell University in Design and Environmental Analysis.