Meet MSM student Troy Culverwell - Graduate School

Meet MSM student Troy Culverwell



Why did you choose the Museum Science and Management (MSM) Program?

Raised in North Carolina, I completed my bachelor’s degree in European History at Keene State College in New Hampshire. As such, the idea of going to another place 16 hours away from home didn’t seem too daunting of a task. I chose the University of Tulsa’s museum program because it seemed the best opportunity for me to work on my education centric ideas in regards to museums, the additional graduate assistantship also helped in the decision making process though. My graduate assistantship is currently at the Gilcrease Museum, where I work in the education department. There, I assist with research tasks and preparing information that will be utilized for events or educators.


What is your focus within the program?  

I am on the education track in the program and wish to continue utilizing education in my professional career following as either in educational outreach or the department in general. This idea came from my work in my undergraduate internship, where I helped to provide information that could be readily available for anyone with a specific focus in the local schools.


What do you like to do in your free time? 

In my free time, I enjoy taking pictures of the skies in Tulsa from various places as they are almost always beautiful. Normally, I enjoy the days where it is cloudy as the clouds often form weird shapes in the sky that look great in photos.