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Faculty

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Susan Weber
Director and Founder, Iris Horowitz Professor in the History of the Decorative Arts
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Peter N. Miller
Dean, Professor

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Jeffrey L. Collins
Professor

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Ivan Gaskell
Professor

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Aaron Glass
Associate Professor
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Freyja Hartzell
Assistant Professor, Editor of “West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture”

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Deborah L. Krohn
Associate Professor, Chair of Academic Programs, Coordinator for History and Theory of Museums

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Meredith B. Linn
Assistant Professor, Director of Masters Studies

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François Louis
Professor, Director of Doctoral Studies
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Michele Majer
Assistant Professor

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Jennifer L. Mass
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Cultural Heritage Science

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Caspar Meyer
Professor, Editor of “West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture”

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Andrew Morrall
Professor
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Nina Stritzler-Levine
Professor of Curatorial Practice, Director of Focus Project Exhibitions

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Ittai Weinryb
Associate Professor, Editor of “West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture”

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Catherine Whalen
Associate Professor

Visiting Faculty and Fellows

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Beeta Baghoolizadeh
Research Fellow, September–December 2020
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Elizabeth Guffey
Research Fellow, September–November 2020

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Yannis Hamilakis
Research Fellow, February–May 2021

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Hadley Jensen
Bard Graduate Center / American Museum of Natural History Postdoctoral Fellow in Museum Anthropology

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Ali Karjoo-Ravary
Visiting Fellow, September–December 2020
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Christian Larsen
Windgate Research Curator

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Charmaine A. Nelson
Research Fellow, May–June 2021

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Soon Kai Poh
Conservation as a Human Science Fellow

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Cherubim Quizon
Visiting Fellow, February–May 2021
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Seth Schwartz
Leon Levy Professor of Jewish Material Culture Spring 2021

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Yasuko Tsuchikane
Visiting Fellow, January–March 2021

Faculty Emeriti

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Kenneth L. Ames
Professor Emeritus
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Pat Kirkham
Professor Emerita

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Elizabeth Simpson
Professor Emerita

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Paul Stirton
Professor Emeritus, Editor in Chief of “West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture”

In Memoriam

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David Jaffee
Professor, Head of New Media Research

Academic Administration

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Keith Condon
Director of Admissions and Student Affairs
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Daniel Lee
Director of Publishing

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Jesse Merandy
Director of Digital Humanities/Exhibitions

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Laura Minsky
Associate Director of Research Programs

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Alexis Mucha
Associate Director of Sales, Marketing, and Rights for Publications
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Alec Newell
Academic Programs Coordinator

Gallery Staff and Office of the Director

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Izabella (Elwart) Mujica
Executive Assistant to the Director
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Emma Cormack
Associate Curator

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Eric Edler
Exhibitions Registrar

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Alexander Gruen
Chief Preparator

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Earl Martin
Associate Curator
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Laura Microulis
Research Curator

Department of Marketing, Communications, and Design

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Amy Estes
Director of Marketing and Communications
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Laura Grey
Art Director

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Jocelyn Lau
Designer

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Hellyn Teng
Web Manager

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Maggie Walter
Coordinator of Marketing and Communications

Development

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Benjamin Krevolin
Chief Advancement Officer
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Ruth Epstein
Manager of Institutional Giving and Development

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Minna Lee
Associate Director of Development

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Madeline Warner
Development Associate

Library

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Heather Topcik
Director of the Library
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Barb Elam
Associate Director of Visual Media Resources and Study Collection Librarian

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Anna Helgeson
Reader Services Librarian

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Sebastian Moya
Technical Services and Systems Librarian

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Chantal Sulkow
Reference and Collections Librarian

Operations and Administration

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Tim Ettenheim
Chief Operating Officer
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Mohammed Alam
Budget Manager

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Samantha Baron
Director of Administration

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Miao Chen
Accounting Manager

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James Congregane
Director of Facilities Management and Operations
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Rita Niyazova
Director of Finance

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Chandler Small
Director of Security

Public Programs

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Emily Reilly
Director of Public Engagement/Associate Gallery Director
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Nadia Rivers
Coordinator of Public Programs, Education, & Engagement

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Carla Repice
Senior Manager of Education, Engagement, and Interpretation

Security

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Ebony Allen-Reece
Security Officer
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Carlos Cruz
Security Officer

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Moses Godson
Security Officer

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Kenneth Talley
Security Officer

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Carolyn Welch
Security Officer

Facilities

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Kenyi Sun
Facilities Operations Manager
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Enrique Angeles
Handyman

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Artur Dibra
Handyman/Maintainer

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Elvis Kabaj
Bard Hall Residential Superintendent

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Lorenzo Lugo
Maintainer
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Ravichand Moneram
Maintainer

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Jose Olivera
Facilities Coordinator

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Ivan Ospina
Handyman

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Keyarr Patterson
Maintainer
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Gilberto Rivera
Maintainer

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Charles Watt
Maintainer

In Memoriam

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Hollis Barnhart
Communications Manager