Barbara has over fifteen years of experience in the museum field and is currently associate director for Program Development and Partnerships for Working Assumptions, a nonprofit that explores social issues through art. Prior to her relocation to the Bay Area, she served as the associate director of the Archaeology Museum at the University of South Alabama, Mobile. During her five years there, she broke new ground by presenting exhibitions designed to engage visitors in contemporary concerns, including civil rights, Indigenous issues, LGBTQ youth challenges, and global gender disparities, all in the context of archaeology. Previously, Barbara worked for over ten years at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. She also consults, develops curriculum, and authors educational books for Pearson Publishing. Her most recent series of books combined Indigenous content with mathematical concepts.


  • Museum Studies
  • MUS 5996 - Master’s Project: Topic Development
  • MUS 5997 - Master’s Project: Research Methodology
  • MUS 5998 - Master’s Project: Writing and Production