Dr. Ashley Jordan
President & CEO
African American Museum in Philadelphia
Dr. Jordan joined the African American Museum in Philadelphia as President & CEO in September 2021. Dr. Jordan, who most recently served as Senior Director of Development at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, brings significant experience managing and leading cultural institutions focused on memorializing and celebrating the African American experience in the United States. Other career milestones include serving as Executive Director of the Evansville African American Museum in Indiana and curator for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. Dr. Jordan is also the proud recipient of numerous professional, academic, and civic awards, including the Pace Setter Award from the Association of African American Museums, the Black Excellence Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and multiple doctoral fellowships from the Filson Historical Society and the Kentucky Historical Society.