Lecturer & Researcher
Johns Hopkin University Advanced Academic Programs Museum Studies
Dr. Laura-Edythe Coleman is an American researcher who bridges the fields of library science and museum studies to further our understanding of cultural institutions in society. She earned her Ph.D. in Information Science with a focus on Museum Informatics from Florida State University. Dr. Coleman holds a post as an online lecturer for the Graduate Museum Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University. She is also adjunct faculty at Florida State University, Florida's iSchool. Her areas of research and teaching include information architecture, knowledge management, museum studies, cultural heritage informatics, social justice and inclusion, research methods, collections management, and digital curation. As a forward-thinking interdisciplinary researcher, she performs quantitative and qualitative studies, and frequently forms research partnerships outside the museum and library fields. Dr. Coleman is a Fulbright Specialist in Library & Information Science. She is the new associate editor for Wiley’s Curator: The Museum Journal. Dr. Coleman is the author of Understanding and Implementing Inclusion in Museums.