Faculty Page for Juilee Decker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Museum Studies
Department of Performing Arts & Visual Culture
Rochester Institute of Technology
Office: Liberal Arts Building, 06-1114
Juilee Decker is an associate professor in the performing arts & visual culture department at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She earned a BA as a double major in art history and Russian studies from Wittenberg University; an MA in art history and museum studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and a Ph.D. from the Joint Program in Art History at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Professor Decker’s research interests and curation include public art, commemoration, and memory as well as the social application of museum informatics. Since 2008, she has served as editor of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, a peer-reviewed journal published by AltaMira Press. Professor Decker is currently editing a four-volume series entitled Innovative Approaches for Museums, forthcoming in 2015 by Rowman & Littlefield.
Select Courses Offered
- Museums in the Digital Age
- Museum Informatics
- Museum Technology & Visitor Outreach
- Museum Studies Senior Thesis
- Ongoing, Editor of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, a peer-reviewed publication from Altamira Press, a division of Rowman and Littlefield. See website for Editorial Board, scope, and manuscript guidelines. See https://rowman.com/Page/Journals
- Forthcoming, editor of multi-volume series “Innovative Approaches in Museums” to be published by Rowman & Littlefield. Simultaneous print and e-release of first four volumes in early 2015. This series highlights innovative approaches employed by museum professionals. Topics include technology and visitorship, audiences and engagement, fundraising, and collections.
- 2015, “Enid Yandell (1869—1934): Kentucky’s Frontier Sculptor and ‘Bachelor Maid’” in the volume on Kentucky Women in the University of Georgia Press series Southern Women: Their Lives and Times. See http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/series/SWTLT. Edited by Melissa McEuen and Thomas Appleton.
- 2014,“New Albany’s “Museum”: Forging Place-Based Authenticity through Public Art,” a commissioned essay for the New Albany Public Art Project, published in print and e-format by the Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, IN; http://www.napublicart.org
- 2012, “A History of the Milward Collection” an essay in conjunction with A Passionate Pursuit: The Milward Collection publication and exhibition at the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown, KY, March 2 - April 20, 2012. Co-curator, exhibition catalogue author, and editor. ISBN: 978-0-615-59393-7
- 2009-2014, Creator, “Viral Voices: An Oral History Site” —a site dedicated to oral histories prepared by college students and/or histories from the past, but relevant to the college's history. See http://viralvoices.blogspot.com/
- 2012, Contributor, “Pass the Word: A Project of the Kentucky Oral History Commission, “ part of the “History of Georgetown College Collection.” See http://passtheword.ky.gov/person/dr-juilee-decker
- 20111, Bibliographic Essay, “The Making and Meaning of Public Art” commissioned by the American Library Association/CHOICE, CHOICE June 2011 vol. 48 no. 10 http://www.cro3.org/content/48/10/1827.extract doi: 10.5860/CHOICE.48.10.1827
External Funding and Fellowships Awarded for Research
- 2012, Ballard Breaux Visiting Fellowship, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, KY
External Funding Awarded for Projects