Elise Schaffer

Coordinator of Museum Experience and Access

Prior to working with Lehigh University Art Galleries, Elise Schaffer served as the Program Administrator for the Lehigh Valley Arts Council’s Arts & Access Always Program.

Previously she has worked with the Ronald K DeLong Gallery, the Spotted Lanternfly: Zones of Syncopation Community Arts Project, the Virtual Education Department at Penn State, and as a resident at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. Her presentations and workshops on virtual tools for arts organizations has been featured by Arts Project Online, the Virginia Association of Museums, AR|VR Journey Magazine, and WDIY Arts Salon.

Schaffer is a graduate of Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Arts Administration program where her undergraduate research focused on virtual resources for arts and cultural organizations as well as accessibility adaptations for arts spaces.