John F. Kennedy University is very fortunate to have Margaret Kadoyama on its faculty. Her immense experience in the field and commitment to diversity and community engagement are assets not only to our graduate students, but to other faculty. Students consistently praise her vast knowledge of museum issues and her passion for how things can continue to improve. As an instructor, she is tough when she has to be, always encouraging and consistently on the cutting edge of community issues. As a colleague, she approaches her work with a thoroughness and professionalism that sets a standard for the field.
--Marjorie Schwarzer Former Chair, Department of Museum Studies, John F. Kennedy University
worked at our small Museum for eight months during a difficult
transition period. She took over as Interim Consulting Director when
our Executive Director resigned, and she worked diligently with the
staff and with Board members to put protocols in place to clarify the
roles of each in running the museum. With good strategic thinking
skills, she planned out our course to prepare for the hiring of a new
Director. She secured funding from our primary grantor; she facilitated
a working retreat for the board to clarify their ideas, goals and
vision; she kept the business running and the staff working
productively. In the partial year she was with us, she moved us forward
with clarity and oversaw the process of successfully hiring a new
director who has the many useful tools Margaret developed to work with.
abundant gratitude, I heartily recommend Margaret for any future
position she seeks.
Margaret Kadoyama has been an indispensable resource for understanding the relationship and connection between culture and community; between history and action. Having worked with her on projects involving historical societies, museums, and human relations organizations, I appreciate her understanding of the importance of helping organizations engage the community, and approaching community members as full partners.
work is all about understanding history and the past, and its power and
potential to change the future.