Mary Burd is an accomplished Director of Strategic Communications with extensive experience in writing, editing, and publishing. She received an M.A. in American literature from Brandeis University and a B.A. in English and religion studies from Muhlenberg College. Her skills in communications have been honed through a variety of positions, including Director of Communications at the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Copy and Production Editor at the Science History Institute, and Editor at the Mary Baker Eddy Library. At the Science History Institute, where she served in multiple positions, Mary was responsible for overseeing communications strategy and planning.
Mary's impressive resume includes working at prestigious institutions like Columbia University Press and Henry Holt & Company. She has also taught writing and ESL at Brandeis University. Mary's publications have appeared in a range of literary and academic journals, and she has also worked on freelance projects for a variety of cultural organizations.
As the Director of Strategic Communications at Penn Libraries, Mary is responsible for ensuring that the mission and vision of the organization are communicated effectively and for coordinating a range of communications initiatives. Her experience in publications, cultural organizations, and higher education make her a distinguished communicator with a wealth of experience.