Rosalind Remer, PhD

Senior Vice Provost for University Collections and Exhibitions; Executive Director, Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships
Cultural Partnerships and University Collections and Exhibitions

Dr. Remer oversees both of the following units:

University Collections and Exhibitions

Drexel is the steward of multiple collections, including the: Founding CollectionLegacy Center Archives & Special Collections (College of Medicine), Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume CollectionPolish Poster Collections, and -- most recently -- Atwater Kent Collection (former Philadelphia History Museum).

Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships

The Lenfest Center, launched in 2015, advances Drexel’s academic mission and civic engagement commitment while contributing to the success of cultural nonprofit partners. 


Dr. Remer was an associate professor of history at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she taught early American history for 14 years. She was drawn to public history, museum planning, and administration while on leave to direct the planning efforts for the National Constitution Center. She went on to serve as executive director of the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary and then cofound Remer & Talbott, a consulting firm serving museums, libraries, universities, historic sites, and other nonprofits. She joined Drexel University in 2013, where she served for two years as a senior advisor to the president and facilitator of Drexel’s key presidential initiatives.

Remer is Chair of the Board of Managers of the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the nonprofit owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, and serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy, vice chair of the American Antiquarian Society's Council, and a member of the Independence Historical Trust board of directors.