Visiting Assistant Professor
Rebecca Krucoff is a teacher, museum educator, and historic preservationist with many years of experience in the fields of education and public history. She teaches courses in education, museum education, and historic preservation for Pratt Institute’s Art and Design Education Department and Graduate School for Planning and the Environment’s Historic Preservation Program. Since January, 2022, Rebecca has been the Interim Acting Assistant Chair of the Art and Design Education Department. In that capacity she has deepened the department’s relationships with NYC’s Department of Education, facilitated the department’s work to integrate culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy, organized a series of lectures and panels focusing on equitable and diverse pathways in education, and coordinated digitization efforts of many of the department’s platforms and materials.
In addition to her teaching and administrative work, Rebecca is an active member of Pratt’s Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Learning Community. Through this work she and a cross-disciplinary group of colleagues engage in research and develop methodology for peer-based, empathetic classroom observations. Rebecca was awarded a 2023 Faculty Fellowship through the Pratt Center for Teaching and Learning to explore implementation of culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy models in post-secondary pre-service education programs.
Rebecca is a founding member of Pratt Institute’s Preserving Activism project, an interdisciplinary initiative of collaborative research and coursework focused on activism within Pratt and extending out to the surrounding community. The project includes faculty from Art and Design Education, Interior Design, Historic Preservation, Pratt Archives, and Pratt Library. The project was awarded a Pratt Institute Impact Award in 2021.
Alongside her teaching and consultancy work, Rebecca is co-founder and director of Urban Memory Project, Inc., an education non-profit that encourages city residents to explore the vital relationship between their personal history and their city’s history. She was a founding teacher at the New York Harbor School and the New York City Museum School high school, both located in New York City and has worked as a museum educator for numerous institutions in New York City and Chicago. She has organized and created public history exhibitions and programs and conceived of, researched, and written a variety of teacher materials for numerous cultural institutions ranging from libraries, to history and art museums.
MS Historic Preservation, Pratt Institute
MS.Ed Bank Street College of Education
B.A. University of Iowa