About Me


Lisa Jo Rudy
21 Ridgeview Drive
Falmouth, MA 02540
508-540-7293
www.lisajorudy.com * Lisa@LisaJoRudy.com

I'm a writer and editor with over 25 years of experience in the educational and non-profit arenas. While I specialize in museum and educational projects including planetarium and exhibit writing, I also have extensive experience in edutainment, instructional design, fundraising writing, web writing, and general feature and children's writing. In addition, I am a photographer and digital artist who creates fine art and travel photos and teaches courses and workshops on iPhone photography and art.

I am also an advocate, author, and consultant in the field of autism inclusion in the community; in that capacity I consult on inclusive practices to museums and other community venues, and am the developer and editor of the website www.autisminthemuseum.org, a "clearinghouse" website dedicated to providing information, resources, and best practices guides for inclusion.

My specialties include:

Research and development of instructional design, distance learning, digital educational materials (lessons, multimedia, web-based interactives, articles) and print materials for educational publishers, universities, and museums. Clients include The National Science Foundation, Pearson Publishing, The Smithsonian Institution, Drexel University, Harvard Business Publishing, About.com, and many others.

Development of web content (articles, blogs, social media) for children and adults. Clients include DotDash.com, Themeparktourist.com, The New York Times Company, Earthzine.org (NASA/IEEE), Dana Farber Cancer Center, etc.

Development of video and multimedia scripts, exhibit labels, interactive exhibit devices, planetarium scripts and related materials for planetaria, aquaria, museums, arboreta and other non-profit and educational organizations.

Development of business, marketing, public relations and fundraising materials including major grant proposals, capital campaign brochures, marketing brochures and annual reports for universities, museums, and other non-profits.

EDUCATION

Masters in Divinity, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, 1984
B.A. in Humanities with Honors, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 1981