Laura B. Roberts, MBA

Principal, Roberts Consulting

Laura Roberts has an active consulting practice that works with cultural nonprofits on strategic planning, assessment, staff and board training, and organizational development. She is on the faculty of Bank Street College of Education, Northeastern University and the Seminar in Historical Administration and has held prior teaching appointments at Tufts University, Boston University, and Lesley University.

Roberts was executive director of the New England Museum Association from 1988 to 1994 and director of education at three history museums in New England from 1977 to 1988. From 1996 to 1998, she was executive director of the Boston Center for Adult Education. She is a past chair of the board of the Tufts University Art Gallery and serves as a member of the boards of the Mary Baker Eddy Museum and Library and the Central Square Theater. She is a peer reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums and an active volunteer for the American Association for State and Local History. She serves on the editorial review panel of the Journal of Museum Education and the education committee of the American Folk Art Museum.

Roberts received her MBA in public and nonprofit management from Boston University, her MA in history museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York, and her BA in social anthropology from Harvard University.


  • MBA Boston University School of Management