Edward M. Luby

Edward M. Luby
Director, Museum Studies Program
(415) 338-3163
Building: Fine Arts
Room Number: 417
Office Hours: 
Thursday: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
By appointment.


Prof. Edward M. Luby is director of the Museum Studies Program and professor of Museum Studies. In January 2015, Prof. Luby was appointed director and chief curator of The Global Museum, the new University Museum at SF State, to open in Fall, 2017.

Prof. Luby was formerly associate director of the Berkeley Natural History Museums at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his position as associate director, Prof. Luby was special assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Research, also at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the NAGPRA (Repatriation) Unit for the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at U.C. Berkeley. Prof. Luby received his B.A from the University of Rochester, New York, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stony Brook University, New York.

Prof. Luby’s recent research and professional development activities are in three overlapping areas: understanding and developing best practices for museums concerning their interactions with community or descent groups; collections-based museum research; and developing international museum professional exchange and training programs.