Deputy Director and Director of Professional Development
Based in Toronto, Canada, Judith Koke is a dynamic leader in the free choice learning ecosystem, with a strong track record of creating organizational change through the integration of visitor research into evidence-based decision-making. As evidenced by her leadership roles at the Art Gallery of Ontario and The Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, Judith challenges museums to broaden and deepen their relationships with diverse audiences. Her career combines audience and learning research with museum leadership, and she has been invited to work with numerous museum boards to build a better understanding of the changing role of museums today. Judith has published extensively and taught in numerous graduate programs. Her passion for lifelong learning is currently being channeled into researching museum inclusion for individuals with ASD and developing the next generation of truly effective professional learning opportunities.
Judith’s expertise includes art & science learning, professional learning, and museum senior leadership. Her favorite free-choice learning activities include reading, listening to podcasts and walking in nature. She learns something interesting about the world through each project she works on.
Judith Koke’s Resume