Susan Rosenberg

ProfessorGraduate Director for Museum Administration
Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York UniversityB.A., Brown University

Professor Rosenberg, Founding Director of St. John’s University’s M.A. Museum Administration Program has over twenty years of museum experience, including as Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1999-2003); as Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum (2003-2006); as a graduate fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in positions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum Independent Study program, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Brooklyn Museum.

Dr. Rosenberg’s writings have appeared in numerous international academic journals and museum catalogues. Her most recent book, Trisha Brown: Choreography as Visual Art (Wesleyan University Press, 2017) received the College Art Associations’s summer 2015 Meiss/Mellon Author’s Book Award. She was an international fellow in the ART & LAW program (2016 and 2019) and received a Certificate of Completion from the Aspen Institute Seminar on Strategy for Artist-Endowed Foundation Leaders (2019). Dr. Rosenberg currently serves as honorary Consulting Historical Scholar for the Trisha Brown Dance Company. For a full list of publications and public lectures, please see Dr. Rosenberg’s c.v.


  • Historical Modernism
  • Women and the Arts
  • Contemporary Art and Culture Since 1945
  • Global Contemporary Art


  • Introduction to Working in Museums
  • The History of Museums and Collecting
  • Writing for Museums
  • Introduction to Curating
  • Special Topics: Exhibition Controversies, 1980s – present
  • Special Topics: The Global 21st Century Museum: Issues & Debates
  • Internship Supervision
  • Supervised Research