We are pleased to welcome three new faculty members to the University of San Francisco museum studies program: Sheila Pressley, Emily Jennings and Sherri Nevins. Sheila is Director of Education at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Sheila will co-teaching a museum education practicum in Spring 2016 with her Fine Arts Museums colleague Emily Jennings. Sheila oversees the public, school, family, and docent programs at both the Legion of Honor and de Young. She specializes in community engagement and collaboration. Her award winning programs include: Collection Icons, a multimedia installation, the Artist in Residence Program, Friday Nights at the de Young, and the Museum Ambassador Program which has become a model for other teen interpretation programs both nationally and internationally. Stay tuned for more information on Sheila and Emily’s vision for Spring 2016.
Sherri Nevins is Executive Producer at Stimulant, working primarily to create gesture and touch-based interactions for museums and healthcare. She will be co-teaching the Museums & Technology course with Mandy Smith in Spring 2016. Sherri earned a B.A in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz followed by a M.A in Exhibition Development and Design from San Francisco State. Her interest in human motivation drives her passion for storytelling and desire to create meaningful user experiences. Formerly a producer and writer for Antenna International, Sherri’s projects won seven industry awards for outstanding interpretation and user experience design in digital media. Her clients include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Sony, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and New Orleans Museum of Art. She has directed and recorded top celebrity talent, including Vanessa Williams, Willie Mayes, and Pierce Brosnan.
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