Director of Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies, Associate Professor of Art History
Dr. Mora Beauchamp-Byrd is an Associate Professor of Art History and Director of Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies at Florida State University. An art historian, arts administrator, and curator, she specializes in the art and visual culture of the African Diaspora. In recent years, she has taught courses such as Art of the United States, Art of the African Diaspora, Art Since 1960, Black Popular Culture (Race and Gender in American Comics), Contemporary Art, History of American Comics, History of Graphic Design and Intro to Africana Studies.
Professor of Information
Paul F. Marty, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Information in the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University. His research and teaching interests include museum informatics; technology, innovation and culture; experience design; and the information society. Dr. Marty specializes in the study of people, information, and technology in museums. His publications explore the invisible work of museum computing, the evolving roles of technology professionals in museums, and the use of digital museum resources by museum visitors. He has served on the editorial boards and committees of national and international organizations, including Museum Management and Curatorship, Museums and the Web, and the Museum Computer Network. He has a background in ancient history and computer science engineering, and his Ph.D. is from the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.