***Please Note: The Education Coordinator position has been filled***
Gabriel Tenabe is the Director of the Office of Museums. He has been active with the James E. Lewis Museum of Art for thirty years and has served as the Director of the museum since 1990. He has an extensive background in the arts and museum studies. He received his Teachers' Certificate in education from Owo Divisional Teachers Training College in Nigeria. He is a co-founder of the Society of Professional Artists of Nigeria. He received his Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree, in Art History and Museology, from Morgan State University. A major part of his training was under the direct guidance of James E. Lewis. The Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum falls under the Office of Museums, which Mr. Tenabe oversees.
Iris Leigh Barnes, Ph.D.
Dr. Iris Leigh Barnes is currently the Curator of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum in Baltimore, which is owned by Morgan State University. She earned her doctorate in History with a concentration in African American and Twentieth Century United States History; her master's degree in Museum Studies and Historical Preservation; and her bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Art Education. She has received numerous awards: the Excellence in Exhibitions and Programming Award from the Maryland Historical Trust, a Diversity Fellowship from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the John Kinard SEMC JIMI Award from the Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture, among them.
Shana E. Rochester, Ph.D.
Education and Program Coordinator
Dr. Rochester is currently the part-time Education and Program Coordinator at the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum. In this role, she partners with Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS), Baltimore Heritage, and the Maryland Historical Society to integrate Baltimore's long civil rights history into BCPS social studies curricula. Dr. Rochester earned her B.A. in psychology from Spelman College, and her M.A. in educational studies and Ph.D. in education and psychology from the University of Michigan. Previously, she has worked with Boston's Museum of African American History and the Boston Children's Museum.