About

Faculty

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Susan Weber
Director and Founder, Iris Horowitz Professor in the History of the Decorative Arts
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Christian Ayne Crouch
Dean of Graduate Studies

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Jeffrey L. Collins
Professor

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Ivan Gaskell
Professor

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Aaron Glass
Professor, Associate Chair of Research Programs
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Freyja Hartzell
Associate 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
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Jennifer L. Mass
Professor

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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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Helen Polson
Assistant Professor of Practice in Writing
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Mei Mei Rado
Assistant Professor

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

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Drew Thompson
Associate Professor

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Ittai Weinryb
Associate Professor, Director of Doctoral Studies, 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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Giovanni Acerbis
Visiting Fellow, Spring 2024
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Azra Dawood
Visiting Fellow, Fall 2023

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Hannah Duggan
Cultural Heritage Science Fellow

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Namita Gupta Wiggers
Paul J. Smith Fields of the Future Fellow, Fall 2023

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Lynda Klich
Visiting Fellow, 2023–24
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Annissa Malvoisin
Bard Graduate Center/Brooklyn Museum Postdoctoral Fellow in the Arts of Africa

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Lynda Nead
Fields of the Future Fellow, Spring 2024

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Patricia Orpilla
Fields of the Future Fellow, Spring 2024

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Helen Persson Swain
Visiting Fellow, Spring 2024
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Nima Valibeig
Visiting Fellow, Summer & Fall 2023

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Charlotte Vignon
Adjunct Professor, Fall 2023

Faculty Emeriti

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Kenneth L. Ames
Professor Emeritus
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Pat Kirkham
Professor Emerita

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Michele Majer
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 Academic Affairs
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Julia Cullen
Degree Programs Coordinator

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Julie Fuller
Digital Humanities Educational Technologist

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Jesse Merandy
Director of Digital Humanities/Exhibitions

Publications

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Kat Atkins
Editorial Director
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Delia Cruz Kelly
Assistant Editor

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Alexis Mucha
Director of Rights, Sales, Production, and Promotion

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 for Exhibitions and Study Collection Curator

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Eric Edler
Exhibitions Registrar

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Alexander Gruen
Chief Preparator

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Laura Microulis
Research Curator

Marketing, Communications, and Design

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Amy Estes
Director of Marketing and Communications
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Naomi Desai
Graphic Design Fellow

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Laura Grey
Art Director

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Jocelyn Lau
Senior Designer

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Vy Nguyen
Coordinator of Marketing, Communications, and Design
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Maggie Walter
Content Manager

Development

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Minna Lee
Associate Director of Development
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Roshana Nabi
Manager of Institutional Giving and Development

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Claire Rotella
Development Associate

Department of Research Collections

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Heather Topcik
Dean and Director of Libraries at Bard College and Bard Graduate Center
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Polly Cancro
Research Services Librarian

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Barb Elam
Digital Collections Metadata Librarian and Study Collection Manager

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Stefany Merkelbach
Library Fellow

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Sebastian Moya
Technical Services and Systems Librarian
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Mike Satalof
Archivist and Digital Preservation Specialist

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Abigail Walker
Acquisitions and Serials Librarian

Operations and Administration

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Janet Ozarchuk
Chief Operating Officer
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Mohammed Alam
Budget Manager

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Samantha Baron
Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer

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Miao Chen
Accounting Manager

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Elvis Kabaj
Facilities Operations Manager
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Rita Niyazova
Director of Finance

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Chandler Small
Director of Security

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Kenyi Sun
Facilities Operations Manager

Public Humanities + Research

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Andrew Kircher
Director of Public Humanities + Research
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Nadia Rivers
Coordinator of Public Humanities + Research

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Jason Brown
Assistant Director of Public Humanities + Research

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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Enrique Angeles
Handyman
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Artur Dibra
Handyman/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

In Memoriam

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Hollis Barnhart
Communications Manager