Stacey Mann

Adjunct Professor, MEP+D

MA, Northwestern University
BA, Tufts University

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Anderson Hall, 2nd Floor

Stacey is an interpretive strategist and learning experience designer with 20-plus years of experience in the museum industry. She holds her Masters in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University and is a Senior Lecturer in Media for Museum Interpretation at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Stacey consults broadly with museums and cultural institutions on how best to engage audiences both onsite and online advocating social change through inclusive storytelling, civic literacy, and empathy. Early work with the Exploratorium provided the foundation for an inquiry-based and user-centered design methodology that she applies to award-winning digital media interaction design, exhibition development, and interpretive planning. Her areas of expertise include the pedagogical design of learning environments, public interpretation of human rights and social justice issues, social and cultural capital in museums, and the intersection of civic engagement with media literacy.

Stacey sits on the editorial board of Exhibition: The Journal of Museum Exhibition for the American Association of Museums. As a founding member of The Empathetic Museum, she researches and lectures on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the museum field. She is active with Museums and Race, an industry-wide initiative to address issues of race and representation in museum collections, exhibition, programs, and staffing. Stacey also serves as the Director of Strategy for Unsilence, a Chicago-based human rights education nonprofit, overseeing program design and implementation.

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