Staff Directory

Rebecca Allan

Head of Education
212.501.3022,  allan@bgc.bard.edu

Beth Allen

Major Gifts Officer
212.501.3077,  beth.allen@bgc.bard.edu

Kenneth L. Ames

Professor
American and European Decorative Arts and Material Culture
Tradition, Taste, and Aesthetics
Travel, Tourism, and the Material World
212.501.3055,  ames@bgc.bard.edu

Musah Awudu

Security Personnel
212.501.3002,  212.501.3020 (alt),  awudu@bgc.bard.edu

Abigail Balbale

Research Fellow in Islamic Arts and Material Culture
212.501.3086,  balbale@bgc.bard.edu

Rick Barley

Manager of Information Technology
212.501.3080,  barley@bgc.bard.edu

Hollis Barnhart

Communications Manager
212.501.3074,  barnhart@bgc.bard.edu

Samantha Baron

Director of Administration and Employee Relations
212.501.3030,  samantha.baron@bgc.bard.edu

Laura Bass

Special Events Manager
212.501.3058,  bass@bgc.bard.edu

Gabrielle Berlinger

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Cultures of Conservation

Joseph Berrios

Security Personnel
212.501.3002,  212.501.3020 (alt),  joseph.berrios@bgc.bard.edu

Kristen Boddy

External Affairs Associate
212.501.3071,  kristen.boddy@bgc.bard.edu

David Castellani

Technology Support Specialist

Jamie Cavallo

Degree Programs Coordinator
212.501.3078 ,  cavallo@bgc.bard.edu

Miao Chen

Finance and Administration Associate
212.501.3014,  chen@bgc.bard.edu

Jeffrey L. Collins

Professor and Chair of Academic Programs
17th- and 18th-century Art and Culture
212.501.3082,  collins@bgc.bard.edu

Keith Condon

Associate Director for Student Services
212.501.3056,  condon@bgc.bard.edu

James Congregane

Director of Facilities Management and Operations
212.501.3006,  congregane@bgc.bard.edu

Kate Dewitt

Art Director
212.501.3048,  kate.dewitt@bgc.bard.edu

Orlando Diaz

Assistant Facilities Manager
212.501.3006,  diaz@bgc.bard.edu

Artur Dibra

Facilities Maintainer
212.501.3006,  dibra@bgc.bard.edu

Eric Edler

Registrar and Associate Preparator
212.501.3015,  edler@bgc.bard.edu

Erin Eisenbarth

Library Assistant for Technical Services
212.501.3040,  eisenbarth@bgc.bard.edu

Janis Ekdahl

Part-time Librarian
212.501.3040,  ekdahl@bgc.bard.edu

Anna Mikaela Ekstrand

Research Assistant, Swedish Toys
212.501.3075,  ekstrand@bgc.bard.edu

Barbara Elam

Senior Coordinator, Visual Media Resources
212.501.3085,  elam@bgc.bard.edu

Izabella Elwart

Executive Assistant to the Director
212.501.3051,  elwart@bgc.bard.edu

Erin Elzi

Technical Services Librarian
212.501.3037,  elzi@bgc.bard.edu

Tim Ettenheim

Chief Operating Officer
212.501.3073,  tim.ettenheim@bgc.bard.edu

Ivan Gaskell

Professor
Curator and Head of the Focus Gallery Project
Material Culture of North America and Europe, 16th through 20th centuries
Global Cultural Encounter
Philosophy of Museums and Material Culture: Epistemology, Ethics, Aesthetics
212.501.3063,  gaskell@bgc.bard.edu

Melissa Gerstein

Gallery Program Coordinator
212.501.3011,  gerstein@bgc.bard.edu

Aaron Glass

Assistant Professor
Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast
Museums and Anthropology
212.501.3068,  glass@bgc.bard.edu

Tracy Grosner

Gallery Outreach Educator
212.501.3013,  grosner@bgc.bard.edu

Alex Hills

Digital Designer
Website Manager
212.501.3062,  alex.hills@bgc.bard.edu

Karyn Hinkle

Reader Services Librarian
212.501.3035,  hinkle@bgc.bard.edu

Hanna Hölling

Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Professor, Cultures of Conservation
212.501.3031,  hanna.holling@bgc.bard.edu

David Jaffee

Professor
Head of New Media Research
Material Culture of New York City
Early American Material Culture
Cultural Geography and Landscape
212.501.3047,  jaffee@bgc.bard.edu

Kimon Keramidas

Assistant Professor and
Director of the Digital Media Lab

Interface Design; Media and Materiality
Scenic Design in Theatre and Performance
Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
212.501.3061,  keramidas@bgc.bard.edu

Pat Kirkham

Professor
Europe and USA, c.1750-2000
Histories of Design, Architecture and Objects
Material Culture, Film, Gender
212.501.3043,  kirkham@bgc.bard.edu

Deborah L. Krohn

Associate Professor
Coordinator for History and Theory of Museums
Italian Renaissance Decorative Arts and Material Culture
History and Theory of Museums
Culinary History
212.501.3046,  krohn@bgc.bard.edu

Erica Lai

Design and Web Assistant
212.501.3018,  erica.lai@bgc.bard.edu

Marianne Lamonaca

Associate Gallery Director and Chief Curator

Ulrich Leben

Research Scholar
212.501.3021,  leben@bgc.bard.edu

Marc LeBlanc

Associate Director for Special Academic Events
212.501.3076,  leblanc@bgc.bard.edu

Daniel Lee

Director of Publishing
212.501.3049,  lee@bgc.bard.edu

Claudette Livingstone

Security Personnel
212.501.3002/3020,  livingstone@bgc.bard.edu

Katrina London

Program Assistant for the NEH Summer Institute
212.501.3026,  katrina.london@bgc.bard.edu

François Louis

Associate Professor
History of Chinese Design and Visual Culture
Material Culture of Medieval China
212.501.3088,  louis@bgc.bard.edu

Lorenzo Lugo

Security Personnel
212.501.3002,  212.501.3020 (alt),  lugo@bgc.bard.edu

Michele Majer

Assistant Professor
European and American Clothing and Textiles
212.501.3041,  majer@bgc.bard.edu

Earl Martin

Associate Curator
212.501.3083,  martin@bgc.bard.edu

Heather Jane McCormick

Managing Editor, Textbook Project
212.581.8219,  mccormick@bgc.bard.edu

Peter N. Miller

Dean
Professor
History of Historical Research
Antiquarianism
The Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean
212.501.3044,  miller@bgc.bard.edu

Ravi Moneram

Facilities Maintainer
212.501.3007  ravi.moneram@bgc.bard.edu 

Mehboob Moorji

Security Personnel
212.501.3002,  212.501.3020 (alt),  moorji@bgc.bard.edu

Andrew Morrall

Professor
Director of Doctoral Studies
Early Modern Northern European Fine and Applied Arts
The Reformation and the Arts; The History and Theory of Ornament
The Early History of Collecting
212.501.4042,  morrall@bgc.bard.edu

Alexis Mucha

Coordinator of Catalogue Photography/Gallery Attendant
212.501.3012,  mucha@bgc.bard.edu

Stephen Nguyen

Exhibition Preparator
Installation Coordinator
212.501.3054,  stephen.nguyen@bgc.bard.edu

Rita Niyazova

Director of Finance
212.501.3034,  rita.niyazova@bgc.bard.edu

Amy F. Ogata

Professor
19th and 20th century Architectural and Design History
Material Culture of Childhood
212.501.3087,  ogata@bgc.bard.edu

Jose Olivera

Facilities Coordinator
212.501.3006,  olivera@bgc.bard.edu

Allison Ong

Business Manager
212.501.3032,  ong@bgc.bard.edu

Anthony Perez

Security Personnel
212.501.3002,  212.501.3020 (alt),  perez@bgc.bard.edu

Elena Pinto Simon

Dean of Academic Administration and Student Affairs
212.501.3057,  simon@bgc.bard.edu

Ilir Qorri

Facilities Maintainer
212.501.3007,  qorri@bgc.bard.edu

Yolanda Sahad

Security Personnel
212.501.3002,  212.501.3020 (alt),  yolanda.sahad@bgc.bard.edu

Catiria Sanchez

Security Supervisor/Charge-of-Shift
212.501.3002/3020,  sanchez@bgc.bard.edu

Lindsey Schneider

Assistant Director of Development
212.501.3059,  schneider@bgc.bard.edu

Nicola Sharratt

BGC-AMNH Postdoctoral Fellow in Museum Anthropology
212.501.3089,  sharratt@bgc.bard.edu

Elizabeth Simpson

Professor
Greek, Roman, Ancient Near Eastern, and Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Ancient Crafts and Technology
Rediscovery of Antiquity/Ancient Revival Styles; Museology; Protection of Cultural Property
212.501.3081,  simpson@bgc.bard.edu

Chandler Small

Head of Security
212.501.3028,  small@bgc.bard.edu

Paul Stirton

Associate Professor
Editor of "West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture"
19th and 20th century European Design and Architecture
212.501.3067,  stirton@bgc.bard.edu

Nina Stritzler-Levine

Gallery Director
212.501.3052,  stritzler@bgc.bard.edu

Ian Sullivan

Exhibition Designer
212.501.3009,  sullivan@bgc.bard.edu

Kenyi Sun

Facilities Maintainer
212.501.3006,  sun@bgc.bard.edu

Sarah Szeliga

Project Cataloger - Ted Dell
212.581.8030,  sarah.szeliga@bgc.bard.edu

Kenneth Talley

Security Personnel
212.501.3002/3020,  talley@bgc.bard.edu

Ann Tartsinis

Associate Curator
212.501.3053,  tartsinis@bgc.bard.edu

Lynn Thommen

Director of External Affairs
212.501.3072  thommen@bgc.bard.edu 

Deborah Tint

Digital Imaging Asst (PT)
212.501.3084,  tint@bgc.bard.edu

Heather Topcik

Chief Librarian
212.501.3036,  topcik@bgc.bard.edu

Tom Tredway

Library Associate
212.501.3039,  tredway@bgc.bard.edu

Han Vu

Media Producer
212.501.3016,  hanvu@bgc.bard.edu

Charles Watt

Facilties Maintainer
212.501.3006,  watt@bgc.bard.edu

Susan Weber

Director and Founder
Iris Horowitz Professor in the History of the Decorative Arts
18th and 19th-century Decorative Arts Topics

Ittai Weinryb

Assistant Professor
Medieval European Artistic and Material Culture
Anthropology and Folklore in Relation to Image Making
Geographies of the Art
212.501.3069,  weinryb@bgc.bard.edu

Carolyn Welch

Security Personnel
212.501.3002,  212.501.3020 (alt),  welch@bgc.bard.edu

Catherine Whalen

Assistant Professor
American Material Culture Studies
Craft and Design History
History and Theory of Collecting
212.501.3064,  whalen@bgc.bard.edu

Roger Yerburgh

Library Assistant
212.501.3038,  roger.yerburgh@bgc.bard.edu

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