Geralyn Ducady is the Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs at the Rhode Island Historical Society. Previously, Ducady was the Curator for Programs and Education, responsible for the Haffenreffer Museum's educational programs which include public lectures, performances, workshops, tours, K-12 school outreach programs, and curriculum materials. She also coordinated faculty and student use of CultureLab, and oversaw the Haffenreffer Museum Student Group comprised of Brown University undergraduate and graduate students.
Geralyn's research interests include public archaeology, museum education, Native American and African American stereotypes, multicultural education, and issues of "race" and ethnicity in America from anthropological and social perspectives. She aims to dispel and break down stereotypes through her work in the Museum's school programs.
Before joining the Haffenreffer, Geralyn served as the Education Coordinator at the San Diego Museum of Man, as the Education Outreach Coordinator for San Diego State University's Archaeological Collections Management Program, and as an archaeologist in the San Diego area. Geralyn received her B.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology from Boston University and her M.A. in Anthropology from San Diego State University where she worked with members of the local Kumeyaay community and teachers to develope educational curricula for the public schools. Visit Geralyn Ducady's Academia.edu page and her blog Expeditions in Public Archaeology.