Meet the BGC

Meet our faculty and learn more about our programs.



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

Ivan Gaskell
Professor, Curator and Head of the Focus Gallery Project

Aaron Glass
Associate Professor
Freyja Hartzell
Assistant Professor

Deborah L. Krohn
Associate Professor, Director of Masters Studies, Coordinator for History and Theory of Museums

Meredith B. Linn
Assistant Professor

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

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

Caspar Meyer

Andrew Morrall
Professor, Chair of Academic Programs
Paul Stirton
Associate Professor, Editor of “West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture”

Ittai Weinryb
Associate Professor

Catherine Whalen
Associate Professor

Visiting and Adjunct Faculty

Elissa Auther
Visiting Associate Professor, Windgate Research and Collections Curator, Museum of Arts and Design
Donna Bilak
Visiting Adjunct Assistant Professor

Charlotte Vignon
Visiting Associate Professor, Curator of Decorative Arts, The Frick Collection

Zeev Weiss
Leon Levy Foundation Professor of Jewish Material Culture Spring 2019

Faculty Emeriti

Kenneth L. Ames
Professor Emeritus
Pat Kirkham
Professor Emerita

Elizabeth Simpson
Professor Emerita


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