Dr. Peter H. Welsh
Director & Professor of Museum Studies
Lippincott Hall, room 6

Professor Welsh's research has addressed a range of issues including the historical and legal background by which museums have come to control culturally sensitive objects; the public representation and interpretation of culture; and concerns over the sustainability of local history museums. He has worked with native cultures in Wyoming and the Southwest, and has conducted archaeological research in Arizona and China.  He earned his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.

Lauren Chaney
Graduate Academic Advisor
Lippincott Hall, room 6A

Lauren provides administrative and advising support for five graduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Contact Lauren with any questions related to the admissions process, enrollment, GTA/GRA/GA appointments, M.A. and Graduate Certificate program requirements, petitions, final product exam processes, or graduation requirements.  

  • American Studies
  • African & African-American Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Museum Studies 
  • History of Art
Brandy Ernzen, program coordinator
Program Coordinator
Lippincott Hall, room 6

Brandy assists with recruiting and marketing efforts, office administration, and some student support duties for the Museum Studies Program. Contact Brandy to schedule a campus visit – we love visitors! A proud Jayhawk alum, Brandy graduated from KU with a bachelor's degree in advertising and broadcast management.

Read the latest MUSE News!

Find out what KU's Museum Studies Program and our alumni are up to:

September 2017 Newsletter
January 2017 Newsletter