Juilee Decker — College of Liberal Arts
I am currently working on the following projects: editor of a peer- reviewed journal; author of a manuscript; and reviser of a manuscript.
Since 2008, I have served as editor of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals. This is one of my most rewarding research and scholarship activities that also provides for professional development and growth. As Editor, I stay abreast of research and practice in museums and archives in an effort to bring current research, scholarship, and practice to scholars, professionals, and student paraprofessionals. But, I also facilitate connections among the museum and archives communities through the journal and its ancillary activities. In addition, I am at work on two book projects. The first is an examination of the life and work of American sculptor Enid Yandell (1869—1934) that situates the artist historically, within the construct of the historical sculptural environment, while also defining and extending her legacy into the twenty-first century. The second is a revision of one of the eld’s standards Museums in Motion. My approach with this volume has been very much informed by my work last year conceptualizing, editing, and contributing to a four-volume series focusing on museums entitled Innovative Approaches for Museums.
I see my research, scholarship, and teaching as united efforts to create, synthesize, analyze, and disseminate scholarly material. In fact, dissemination of such material—in the form of my own scholarship or that of others—is the animating force of my work. I see myself as a facilitator and collaborator with every author who writes for the journal that I oversee, museum professionals with whom I engage in projects, and faculty and student colleagues with whom I develop exhibitions.
PERFORMING ARTS AND VISUAL CULTURE
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS