Jocelyn Knauf is the Floor Manager of Spark!Lab, our dynamic hands-on invention space. She coordinates the day-to-day operations of Spark!Lab and its floor staff and volunteers. Jocelyn is particularly interested in how museums can engage critical thinking skills and inspire lifelong learning through activities, including visitor interaction and volunteer engagement.
Jocelyn earned a BA in International Studies and a BA in Anthropology from American University. She completed her Masters of Applied Anthropology and Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Maryland. Before joining the Lemelson Center, Jocelyn coordinated the College Park Aviation Museum's education program. She has also taught college classes in anthropological method and theory, field archaeology, and material culture studies. Her archaeological research focused on shifting social relationships in late 19th and early 20th century America. She applies this strong background in social science research and evaluation to her work as a museum educator.