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Ashley Howell


Ashley Howell is the executive director of the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN. With more than twenty years of museum experience, she joined the museum in 2017 to lead the institution in its transition to a new museum on the Bicentennial Mall. The state museum is one of the oldest and largest state museums in the nation with more than 160,000 artifacts in its holdings. She has taught at SIS for one year.


  • MBA, Boston University
  • MS, University of Tennessee
  • BA, University of Tennessee

Courses taught:

  • INSC 590 Museum Studies

My favorite thing about working at SIS is:

Working with the students. The engagement of SIS students has been lively and energetic about the future of museums. It has been great to facilitate and be a part of the conversation.

List up to five select professional memberships:
1   American Alliance of Museums
2   American Association of State and Local History