Museum Studies Faculty

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Suse Anderson

Suse Anderson, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, Museum Studies at The George Washington University.
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Nik Apostolides

Nik Apostolides is an arts leader, educator, and independent curator. 
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Barbara Brennan

Professor Brennan was exhibition designer and Chair of the Exhibits Design and Technology Department at the National Air and Space Museum for over 30 years, where she was lead designer for Star Trek and the Sixties, How Things Fly, The Wright Brothers & the Invention of the Aerial Age, America by Air, and Pioneers of Flight.
Mary Coughlin

Mary Coughlin

Professor Coughlin has an interest in the conservation challenges of contemporary museum collections, particularly with respect to plastic.
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Daniel Davis

Trained as a musician and composer, Mr. Davis has composed music for many of his projects and is currently working as part of a team developing the digital strategy for the NMAI.
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Roxann M Edwards

Roxann Edwards is the Program Administrator for the Museum Studies Program.
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Michael Fetters

Professor Fetters is director of marketing and sales for Quatrefoil Associates, an exhibition and experience design firm in Laurel, MD.
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John Fleckner

As chief archivist at the National Museum of American History, 1982-2004, he established the Archives Center and managed a staff of up to sixteen professionals.
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Catharine Hawks

Catharine Hawks is an objects conservator specializing in the care of natural science collections and is Museum Conservator for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
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Ashley Hornish

Ashley Hornish is an exhibition designer at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
Robert Horton

Robert Horton

Bob Horton studied history at Brown, Ohio State and Yale, then started his archival career at the State Archives of Indiana.
Deborah Hull-Walski

Deborah Hull-Walski

Deborah Hull-Walski is the Collections Officer with the National Museum of Natural History's Collections Program.
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Effie Kapsalis

Effie Kapsalis has more than 15 years experience managing, designing, and developing content for digital environments in museum, corporate, and educational settings.
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Thomas Kline

Mr. Kline began his work in the recovery of stolen art and cultural property in 1989 with the representation of the Autocephalous Greek-Orthodox Church of Cyprus and the Republic of Cyprus in litigation against an art dealer in Indianapolis that led to the recovery of Byzantine mosaics that had been stolen from a Church in the Turkish-occupied area of Cyprus.
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Channah Norman

Channah is General Counsel at the Center of Military History, Department of the Army with a background in art and cultural property law.
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Lisa Palmer

While a graduate student at the George Washington University Museum Studies Program, Professor Palmer was a student of Marie Malaro. She now applies the same rigor to the collections management class that she co-teaches with Deb Hull-Walski.
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Sasha Palmquist

Sasha Palmquist is a learning sciences researcher and professional evaluator of informal learning experiences.
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Kym Rice

Kym Rice is the Interim Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, and Full-Time Faculty in the Museum Studies Program at GW University.
Kimberly Robinson

Kimberly Robinson

Kimberly Robinson is currently serving as Museum Curator at the George Washington Memorial Parkway, a National Park Service unit in the Washington Metropolitan Area that includes Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial and Clara Barton National Historic Site.
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Laura Schiavo

Before joining the Museum Studies faculty in 2009, Professor Schiavo worked in museums in the DC area, including the City Museum, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, and the National Building Museum, where she curated Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s.
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Kathy Southern

For more than 35 years, Kathy Dwyer Southern has provided leadership in major museums, cultural and philanthropic organizations, associations and government in the Washington, Virginia and Maryland region.
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Kathryn Speckart

Kathryn is the Associate Curator at the U.S. Diplomacy Center, U.S. Department of State.  
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Shelley Sturman

Shelley Sturman joined the part-time faculty of the George Washington University Museum Studies Department to try and carry on the legacy and memory of an amazing colleague, Carolyn Rose.
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Max van Balgooy

Max A. van Balgooy is a national leader in historical interpretation and community engagement, with extensive experience in developing solutions in collaboration with diverse audiences, including volunteers, staff, trustees, residents, scholars, design professionals, business leaders, and elected officials.
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John Wetenhall

A museum director for over two decades, John Wetenhall served for nine years as Executive Director of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, leading a $150 million capital and endowment transformation.
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Zinnia Willits

Zinnia Willits is the Director of Collections and Operations at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology from the University of Illinois, Champaign, in 1995.