Advanced Academic Programs, Washington, D.C. 

At Johns Hopkins, Lori Beth Finkelstein is lecturer in the MA in Museum Studies program.

Finkelstein also is the Philip Franklin Wagley Director & Curator of John Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library and director of Homewood Museum. Together, these museums interpret 100 years of Baltimore history and house permanent collections consisting of more than 12,000 works of fine and decorative art separately assembled by the Garrett and Carroll families of Baltimore. Evergreen is also home to the John Work Garrett Library, which houses over 30,000 volumes of rare books and manuscripts.

Prior to her work at Evergreen, Finkelstein was, from 2010 to 2018, the vice president  of education, interpretation, and volunteer programs at the AZA-accredited Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. From 2006 to 2010, she was director of education and interpretation at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. She also held positions at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden in New York City and the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison, New Jersey.

Finkelstein has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses in museum studies, U.S. history, and public history at Johns Hopkins University, Stevenson University, and Seton Hall University. She received her master’s and PhD in U.S. history from New York University and earned a bachelor’s degree in North American Studies from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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