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Lana Burgess

Title: Associate Clinical Professor of Art History and Museum Studies
Faculty Curator, McKissick Museum
Department: School of Visual Art and Design
School of Visual Art and Design
Email: lburgess@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-5486
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Professor Burgess holds a joint appointment between the McKissick Museum and the School of Visual Art and Design, teaching art history and museum studies. A proponent for giving students the professional skills they need to succeed, she has employed active-learning pedagogical models since coming to USC in 2008. Believing strongly in interdisciplinary collaboration, she co-authored “Sharing Credit: Public Historians and Scientists Reflecting on Collaboration,” with Soumitra Ghoshroy, Allison Marsh, and Sarah Scripps in The Public Historian, Vol. 35 No. 2, May 2013. She was a fellow in the inaugural class of Association of Academic Museums and Galleries’ sponsored Kellogg School of Management's Center for Nonprofit Management in 2012. She was a recipient of 2014-2015 Teaching Excellence Grant in Integrative Learning from USC’s Center for Teaching Excellence and the 2016 SCOER! Faculty Award from Thomas Cooper Library. She is a field reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries.


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