Online Faculty

Jacquelyn Clements

Part-time Faculty, Professorial Lecturer of Provenance Research, Museum Studies Program

Jacquelyn Clements holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art, an MA in Classics from Florida State University, and a PhD in the History of Art from Johns Hopkins University.
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Mary Coughlin

Deputy Director, Corcoran; Associate Professor and Head of Museum Studies Online Certificate

Professor Coughlin has an interest in the conservation challenges of contemporary museum collections, particularly with respect to plastic. Before coming to GW full time, she worked for five years in the Objects Conservation Laboratory of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History where she conserved objects as diverse as FDR’s leg braces and Star War’s C-3PO and R2-D2. Read More  

Theresa Esterlund

Part-time Faculty, Professorial Lecturer of Museums as Learning Institutions, Museum Studies Program

Theresa Esterlund’s professional career spanned 30 years as an educator and leader at the Smithsonian Institution, private museums, art centers, and both public and private schools.
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Jakki Godfrey

Part-time Faculty, Professorial Lecturer of Preventive Conservation Concepts and Techniques, Museum Studies Program

Jakki is an art conservator based in the NYC area. She was an Object Conservator at the Brooklyn Museum for 14 years, where she worked with fine and decorative art, historic, ethnographic and archaeological collections.
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Tessa Lummis

Senior Collections Manager, Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art

Senior Collections Manager at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art; Museum Registrar, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.
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Paula Lynn

Part-time Faculty, Professorial Lecturer of Visitor Perspectives: Museum Evaluation in Exhibitions, Museum Studies Program

Paula Lynn has worked in art museums for over twenty years and has served as the head of planning and evaluation for the National Gallery of Art since 2014.
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Zinnia Willits

Museum Studies Distance Education Instructor, Museum Studies Program

Zinnia Willits is the Executive Director of the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) and former Director of Collections and Operations at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina.
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