CURRICULUM VITAE

2019-Current

PROGRAM COORDINATOR AND SENIOR LECTURER, MA IN MUSEUM STUDIES, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS, WASHINGTON, DC

Teach introductory and advanced courses in museum studies. Mentor new faculty. Assist with program communication, promotion and outreach; manage engagement, expansion, and coordination of the program’s social media networks.

2014-2018

PROGRAM CONSULTANT, DEPARTMENT OF ART + ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Taught advanced courses in Museum Studies. Advised, placed, and mentored undergraduate and graduate interns in museums and arts organizations. Served on admissions committee for MA program.

Summer 2018, Summer 2019

INSTRUCTOR, OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE, SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY, SANTA CLARA, CA

Designed and taught a week long summer intensive course based on original provenance research.

2016-2017

INTERPRETIVE CONSULTANT, THE HAGGIN MUSEUM, STOCKTON, CA

Acted as Guest Curator for Museum’s reinterpretation and reinstallation of permanent art collection. Researched and wrote short biographies of 47 artists and 22 short contextual summaries of art movements and institutions. Developed gallery text for four galleries, including 83 objects. Delivered lectures and assisted in docent training.

2016

CONSULTANT, SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

As part of Maritime Museum Planning Phase 1, interviewed senior Park and Museum staff.Planned and co-led one-day strategic planning workshop.

2014

INSTRUCTOR, STANFORD CONTINUING STUDIES, STANFORD, CA

Designed and taught 4-week course on the founders, collectors, artists, and communities behind the great art in the Bay Area.

2011-2015

LECTURER, MUSEUM STUDIES PROGRAM, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, BALTIMORE, MD

Taught introductory and advanced courses in museum studies. Recipient of 2012-13 Advanced Academic Programs Excellence in Teaching Award.

2009-2011

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHEVY CHASE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, CHEVY CHASE, MD

Curated the collection; maintained online collection database; designed and curated exhibits on Chevy Chase history. Worked with Board of Directors on strategic planning. Represented Historical Society in working with Chevy Chase municipal staffs, Chevy Chase residents and members of the public. Assisted researchers and members of the public.
Hired and supervised archival interns and volunteers.

2003-2007

HISTORIAN AND ASSOCIATE CURATOR OF AMERICAN MATERIAL CULTURE, HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS, WASHINGTON, DC

Responsible for building institutional and public knowledge and understanding of Marjorie Merriweather Post as a historical figure and Hillwood as a historic site. Researched, wrote, lectured, and created exhibitions about Marjorie Merriweather Post’s life and Hillwood. Key member of Strategic Planning, Branding and Communications Committees, working with LaPlaca Cohen to reposition the museum for 21st-century audiences. Chair, Mansion Exhibitions committee. Curated the material culture collection. Conducted oral history program. Worked extensively with docent and volunteer education program. Featured in 2007 A&E Biography documentary, “Monuments, Mansions, and Masterpieces: Marjorie Merriweather Post.” Supervised Assistant Curator of Textiles and curatorial interns.

1999-2003

ARCHIVIST, HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS, WASHINGTON, DC.

Accessioned, arranged, described, and preserved collection. Assisted staff and visiting researchers; supervised volunteers. Organized and supervised preservation and transfer of home movie collection. Promoted collection within museum and to targeted public. Built institutional collection and Post family collection by soliciting and accessioning papers of former key staff and Post family members. Managed departmental budget.

1989-1996

PH.D. IN HISTORY, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, STANFORD, CA

Dissertation: "Women on Trial:  The Revolutionary Tribunal and Gender."

1985-1989

B.A. IN HISTORY, CUM LAUDE, WILLIAMS COLLEGE, WILLIAMSTOWN, MA

Departmental Honors in History.

1995-

SELECTED LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS

“Excellence in Museum Internship Programs,” panelist at California Association of Museums annual conference, San Francisco, CA, February 7-9, 2019.

“Out of the Shadows:  Women Artists at the Haggin,” introductory essay in Full Sun:  American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin Museum, ed. Aleta Carpenter (Lodi, CA:  American Women Artists), 2018.

 “Artist, Object, Muse, Collector:  Women at the Haggin,” American Women Artists Symposium, August 2018, The Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA

 “Authenticity, Apples, and the Art Market:  The Mystery of 1939.34.3,” LASER Talks, November 2017, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

 “Cultural Democracy:  SFMOMA and Modern Art in San Francisco,” Road Scholars, November 2016, San Francisco, CA

 “Revisiting Museum PD and PT:  A Timely Responsibility,” conference session, American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, May 2016, Washington, DC

 “Fooling the Art World:  Originals, Copies, and Fakes,” Lunchtime Lecture, April 2015, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

“Geo Mapping Interdisciplinary Connections Through Object-Based Learning,” International Visual Literacy Conference, November 2014, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

 “From Marie-Antoinette to Madame Defarge:  Women and the French Revolution,” International Women’s Club of the Riviera seminar, March 2009, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

“’As a Woman and as a Wife’:  Marjorie Merriweather Post and Soviet-American Relations, 1940-1945,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Annual Meeting, November 2006, Washington, D

“In the Event of a National Emergency:  Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Fallout Shelters,” Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians symposium, Washington Builds for War, March 2005, Arlington, VA

 “Working for Marjorie Merriweather Post:  Domestic Life at Hillwood,” D. C. Historical Studies Conference, November 2004, Washington, DC

“Recalling the Golden Age of Marjorie Merriweather Post,” Hutton House Lecture Series, October 2004, Long Island University, Brookville, NY

“The Princess of Monaco's Hair:  The Revolutionary Tribunal and the Pregnancy Plea,” Journal of Family History 2:  23, April 1998.

"Women and the Revolutionary Tribunal:  Indicting Gender, Indicting Politics," Berkshire Conference on the History of     Women, June 1996, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

2014-

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Member, National Program Committee, American Alliance of Museums, 2017-2018, 2019-2020
Co-Chair, Museum Studies Network, American Alliance of Museums, 2018-2020
Secretary, Committee on Museum Professional Training, American Alliance of Museums, 2014-2018
Cultural Resources Committee, California State Parks Transformation Team, Sacramento, CA, 2015-2016

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