Director, M.A. in Museum Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Phyllis Hecht is director of the online graduate program in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She helped found and develop the program, which enrolled its first students in 2008. Phyllis has more than 25 years of museum work experience, and prior to coming to Hopkins was manager and art director of the website at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She co-edited “The Digital Museum: A Think Guide,” an anthology on museums and technology, and has published papers and participated in international panels on topics ranging from developing the Web skills of K-12 teachers and using new technologies for evaluating Web sites to developing online training for emerging museum professionals. Phyllis currently serves on the board of the American Alliance of Museum’s Committee on Museum Professional Training (COMPT) and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) and was previously on the board of AAM’s Media and Technology Committee as well as the advisory board of the Horizon Report: Museum Edition (2010, 2012). In 2011 Phyllis was the recipient of a research grant from The Benjamin and Rhea Yeung Center for Collaborative China Studies to initiate partnerships of mutual learning between U.S. and Chinese museum professionals, educators, and students.