Dr. Tashima Thomas

Board of Advisor - Arts and Museum AR

Dr. Tashima Thomas


Dr. Tashima Thomas is the Chief Advisor for the Art and Museum Augmented Reality Product Roadmap at XLenz. Dr. Thomas is an Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in the History of Art & Design Department. Tashima is the founder of the art and culture platform papayarose.com and her work has been published in Peer- Reviewed Journals, Exhibition Catalogues and Edited Volumes. Dr.Thomas holds a PhD in Art History from Rutgers University.

Principal Occupation

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Assistant Professor

Prior Business Experience

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Kutztown University, Assistant Professor

Rutgers University, Lecturer

CUNY Bronx Community College, Lecturer


Rutgers University - New Brunswick

- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Art History

San Diego State University

- Master’s Degree, Art History

University of Houston

- Bachelor’s Degree, Art History


  • Over 15 years of experience in museums and galleries

  • Over 10 years of experience as a professor in higher education

  • Knowledge of inclusive pedagogies and diverse learning styles that incorporate technological solutions