Director of Programming and Volunteers
Historic Oakland Foundation
Richard Harker is the Director of Programming and Volunteers at the Historic Oakland Foundation at Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, GA, where he oversees all programming and all elements of the visitor experiences at Historic Oakland Cemetery. Prior to joining Oakland Cemetery, Richard Harker was the Education and Outreach Manager at the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University where he managed over 30 programs and events each year, as well as the museum’s interns and volunteers. Before coming to Atlanta, Richard also worked at Educational and Cultural Exchanges in the United Kingdom for four years as a Program Manager and Guide.
Richard has a Ph.D. in Public History from Georgia State University and two Masters degrees in History from the Durham University in England and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he spent a year at Emory as a Bobby Jones Scholar.
In addition to his professional responsibilities at Historic Oakland Foundation, Richard is currently the President of the American Association for Museum Volunteers and serves on the Program Committee for the Southeastern Museums Conference.
Tuesday, May 21
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM