In August 2012 Katherine was named Director/Research Advisor for the Museum Studies program at the Harvard University Extension School. Katherine has taught in the Museum Studies program at the Harvard Extension School for the last decade and has served as the Research Advisor since 2004.

Katherine is the principal of both the consulting firm, Katherine Jones Consulting and The NonProfit CIO where she provides strategic planning including strategic technology planning to the higher ed and non-profit sectors. Katherine has consulted for a number of museums and cultural institutions in New England and in the Northeast.

Katherine volunteers for non-profits in the New England area. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors and chairs the Museum Committee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport, RI. She is a board member of the New England Sports Museum in Boston, and the Board of the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Chestnut Hill, MA, chairing the IT Committee and the Development Committee.

She was assistant dean for information technology and media services at the Harvard Divinity School for nine years. Katherine was an assistant director at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology from 1994 to 2000 where she introduced the importance of websites and multimedia to all of the Harvard museums. She was responsible for raising funds for the various public-facing technology projects that were carried out during the time including the virtual exhibit: “Against the Winds: American Indian Running Traditions.”

Ms. Jones is the editor of and contributor to two books on the use of technology in museums – The Wired Museum (1997) published by the American Association of Museums and Museum Informatics: People, Information, and Technology in Museums (with Paul F. Marty, in 2007) published by Routledge. In addition she has authored numerous articles on topics related to museums and given presentations as national and regional museum conferences for the last two decades.

Specialties: Program administration, research advising, and coordination of internships for graduate students in museum studies.

Consults on the all aspects of fundraising, use of technology by non-profit organizations and in higher education; project management; strategic technology planning; distance learning.