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  • Carpenter-Rock, Jane
  • College of William and Mary
  • University of Michigan
  • Howard University
  • Foreign Service Institute (U.S.)
  • United States Consulate General (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • United States Department of State Bureau of African Affairs
  • National Museum of American Diplomacy (U.S.)
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  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Press Release, "Jane Carpenter-Rock, Deputy Director for Museum Content and Outreach, March 14, 2022,, accessed November 23, 2022
  • The Deputy Director for Museum Content and Outreach position was created in 2022 and is responsible for the mangement of the museum's departments for Education, Conservation, External Affairs and Digital Strategy, and the Research and Scholars Center. The first person to be appointed as Deputy Director for Museum Content and Outreach was Jane Carpenter-Rock. Before joining the museum, Carpenter-Rock was director of the orientation division at the Foreign Service Institute, 2021-2022; deputy director of the National Museum of American Diplomacy , 2018-2021; deputy director of the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, 2016-2018; and public affairs officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town, South Africa, 2013-2016. Carpenter-Rock earned a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary (1992), a master's degree from Howard University (1995) and a doctorate from the University of Michigan (2002).
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  • Museums--Administration


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