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At Johns Hopkins, Joyce Ray is an Assistant Program Director and senior lecturer for the MA in Museum Studies and the Graduate Certificate in Digital Curation programs.

Ray has taught in the Museum Studies program since 2011, including teaching Digital Preservation, Foundations of Digital Curation and Introduction to Archives. She also directs the digital curation program, including the digital curation internship and research courses.

With a background in archives, 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 an associate deputy for library services at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, where she directed programs awarding competitive grants to libraries, archives, museums, and institutions of higher education throughout the United States. She lived in London in 2011-13 as a visiting professor at University College London and in Berlin in 2013-14 as a visiting professor at Humboldt University, before returning in 2014 to her current position at JHU.

She has presented on digital curation topics in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America and has published in academic journals in the museum, library, and archives fields.

Ray earned a Master of Arts in library and information science and a PhD in American history from The University of Texas at Austin.

Featured Works

  • Economic Considerations for Libraries, Archives and Museums, co-editor, Routledge Press (UK), 2021
  • Research Data Management: Practical Strategies for Information Professionals, editor, Purdue University Press, 2014

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