George Washington University Museum Studies, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Kathy Dwyer Southern has provided leadership in museums, cultural and philanthropic institutions for more than 35 years. She is currently part-time faculty for the Museum Studies Program at George Washington University. She has been the President and CEO of the National Children's Museum, Washington DC; President and CEO of Port Discovery, Baltimore; Executive Director of James Madison's Montpelier, Virginia, Executive Director of the National Cultural Alliance. She was the Deputy Director and Director, Special Initiatives for the American Alliance of Museums; Program Officer at the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, Washingon DC; Special Projects Manager, Division of Performing Arts,the Smithsonian Institution. Her current board affliations include the Executive Committe Biggs Museum of American Art; Executive Committee International Council of Museums-US; University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business Dean's Adivsory Council emertus member; the Women's Philanthropy Council-UW Foundation. She was chosen as the recipient of the 2000 Distinguished Business Alumni Award for the School of Business, University of Wisconsin. She has served as a presenter and faculty head for international museum seminars and conferences. Most recently she served as keynote for a New Visions Symposium hosted by Fudan University and the Chinese Museums Associaion, Shanghai China.
Monday, May 20
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM