I am Robert Connolly – a transplant to Memphis, Tennessee, US, via Jackson, Mississippi, via Northeast Louisiana, via . . . where I live with my wife Emma and our rescue dogs Abbie (Irish Setter), Buddy (Big Old Dog), and Grace (Golden Retriever). We have four (step) children and eleven grandchildren and an assortment of pets spread between Jackson Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana.
I am an educator/museum director/anthropologist/community activist and advocate, a combination that I enjoy immensely. Specifically, I am the Director of the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. and teach in the Anthropology Department at the University of Memphis, and am on the Advisory Board for the the Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies. Here is my faculty profile at the University of Memphis. Check out the C.H. Nash Museum Facebook page.
Things I like include Emma, living into the process, aha moments, facilitating the exploration of big things, reading, travel on blue line highways, computer graphics, biking, writing, photography, baking, eating, hanging with the grandkids, heat and humidity, and all of those two-room county museums spread across this country.
I look forward to permanently relocating back home to New Orleans on July 1, 2017.