Rachelle Meinecke is the director of the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology. She teaches the museum studies courses for the Anthropology Department and is the coordinator for the Museum Studies Certificate program. This program is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for careers in the museum field and includes courses from Anthropology, History, Art History and Public Administration. In her classes, students learn to properly handle artifacts and to conserve and preserve artifacts for display. Meinecke also teachers her students how to conceptualize, create and produce museum exhibits. She was also on the committee that helped plan and create the Pizza Hut Museum that opened in 2018. She continues to serve as curator of the Pizza Hut Museum. Rachelle Meinecke has numerous years in the museum field as director and curator of collections. She has also worked to develop educational programming in museums.


Academic Interests and Expertise

Museum Studies, Archaeology: Kansas and American Southwest, Pottery, Kansas History 

Additional Information

MA, Wichita State University

BA, Wichita State University