Laura Roberts

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"Laura Roberts holds an Master of Business Administration in public and nonprofit management, with high honors, from Boston University School of Management, a Master of Arts in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. From 1988 to 1994, Roberts was executive director of the New England Museum Association. She has served as the Director of Education at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Mass., the U.S.S. Constitution Museum in Boston, Mass., and the Rhode Island Historical Society. From 1994 to 1996, she was executive director of the Boston Center for Adult Education. Since 1991, she has been teaching graduate students in arts and nonprofit management at Tufts University, Bank Street College of Education, Boston University School of Management, and Lesley University. She is also on the faculty of the Seminars in Historic Administration and is a frequent presenter at professional meetings and conferences.

"Roberts is the principal of Roberts Consulting and currently chairs the advisory board of the Tufts University Art Gallery and serves on the University’s Gifts of Art Committee. She is vice chair of the board of directors of First Night, Boston and treasurer of the board of the Institute for Learning Innovation."[1]


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  1. Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity Trustees, organizational web page, accessed July 6, 2012.