Our Faculty

Marsha Semmel

Supervised Fieldwork Advisor & Course Instructor

Marsha has been an adviser to students in the program, teaches individual courses, and provides valuable feedback and consultation on the program in general. She works with foundations, museums, libraries and other cultural organizations across the country on planning, leadership development, community engagement and strategic partnerships. She is currently a Special Adviser to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities in DC. She has also advised with the Center for Science and Civic Engagement and the Noyce Leadership Institute. She served in various senior positions for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and serves on the board of the Council of American Jewish Museums and is vice chair of the Arlington Commission for the Arts. She has been a Director at two museums—Conner Prairie and the Women of the West Museum. She is the editor/author of the 2019 publication, Partnership Power, Essential Museum Strategies for Today’s Networked World (Rowman and Littlefield).

Educational Background

MA, University of Cincinnati