Faculty & Staff
Katherine C. (Kasey) Grier
is director of the Museum Studies Program and Professor in the Department of History. She is a graduate of Princeton University (1975), the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Historical Museum Studies (1980) and the American Civilization Program of the department of History at the University of Delaware (1988). An expert in material culture studies, Kasey’s career has included employment in museums and historic sites as well as universities, and she remains an active volunteer and consultant to small museums and historic houses. Her most recent book is Pets in America: A History (University of North Carolina Press, 2006 and Harvest Books, 2007). Kasey also served as guest curator for an exhibition on the history of petkeeping in the United States that toured seven venues in the United States between December 2005 and January 2009.
Janet (Jan) Broske
is Curator of University Museums, University of Delaware, and is the Director of the Undergraduate Curatorial Apprenticeship Program with a secondary appointment as assistant professor in Museum Studies. In addition to providing object resources for numerous courses and for individual student instruction and research, Jan administers the undergraduate Museum Apprenticeship Program at the University Museums. Jan is an instructor in the School of Education, teaching Aesthetics in Education. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Toledo/Toledo Museum of Art, where she was a W. Sinclair Walbridge Fellow, a MA in Art History, University of Delaware, and has been a museum professional for over 20 years.
retired in 2007 from Winterthur Museum as Director of Academic Programs. She was also the former Deputy Director of Public Programs. In these capacities, she taught in the Winterthur Program for American Material Culture and the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware.
In the course of her Winterthur tenure, she served in many capacities including head of guide training, director of an NEH grant to write a Handbook for Winterthur Interpreters, a faculty and Executive Committee member of the WPAMC program, and author of several Winterthur publications, including Early American Decorative Arts, with Rosemary Krill and Recognizing Style in Your Collection from the Winterthur Decorative Arts series. In addition, she authored the guide book for Winterthur, emphasizing its history as an American country estate.
She remains active in the museum field, serving on the board of the Committee on Museum Professional Training (COMPT) for AAM, as an IMLS reviewer, and NEH grant consultant. In addition, she continues to enjoy her favorite “role,” namely mentoring young museum professionals.
Pauline has a Bachelor of Science in history from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters of Art in history from University of California, Berkeley and a Masters of Philosophy in history from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts with an MFA in Performing Arts Design & Technology. He is currently an exhibit designer at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park. In the past, Tim has designed exhibitions for the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, the Rock and Soul Museum in Memphis and many museums and galleries throughout the east coast.
Tim has also worked on event design with Coca-Cola, the US Olympics Organizing Committee, Major League Baseball, and Hasbro/Kenner New York Toyfair. His performing arts credits include work with American Ballet Theatre, HBO Productions, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
He is currently teaching Museums and Modern Technology which focuses on the use of computers in museum exhibitions and off-site learning.
Rosemary Troy Krill
Working toward excellent interpretation of Winterthur Museum & Country Estate and its collections has inspired Rosemary Try Krill’s projects in education and public program since 1988. Projects have included a wide range of interpretive and visitor service activities, from developing elementary school programs, to leading visitor service operations, to reinvigorating training for Winterthur’s large corps of museum interpreters. Since receiving a master’s degree in American history and museum studies certification at the University of Delaware as a Hagley Fellow, Rosemary led education and interpretive efforts at the Monmouth County (NJ) Historical Association and the Hagley Museum in Wilmington, Delaware.
She is the author of Early American Decorative Arts, 1620-1860: A Handbook for Interpreters, due out in August 2010, from AltaMira Press. She is a member of the American Association of Museums (serving as co-chair of its Visitor Service Professional Interest Group, 2005-2008,) the American Association for State and Local History, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums. She is a board member of the Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware region. Since 2006, she has been an adjunct lecturer in the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware.
Theresa R. (Terry) Snyder
is currently the Librarian of Haverford College in Haverford, PA. Formerly she was Deputy Director, Library Administration, at the Hagley Museum and Library. In her role at Hagley, Dr. Snyder was responsible for the Library’s long-range planning, personnel management, budget preparation and management, conservation and preservation, grant solicitation and administration, collections management, records management, oversight of library automation systems, exhibit planning, library publications, and scholarly outreach programs. Prior to Hagley, she served as Associate Director of the University of Pennsylvania Archives and Records Management Department and as an adjunct faculty member (American material culture).
Dr. Snyder has lectured extensively on archival and library management and on topics of her research interests, largely focusing on American history and culture during the latter half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. She has published articles on her research interests and is working on a book related to Philadelphia retirement communities from 1870 to 1930.
Dr. Snyder’s undergraduate degree comes from Rosemont College (1982). She holds a Masters of Arts in History and a Certificate in Archives, Museum and Editing Studies from Duquesne University (1984), a Masters of Science in Information Science from Drexel University (1988), and a Masters of Arts (1994) and a Ph.D. (2002) in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania.
serves in the dual position of Staff Assistant for the Museum Studies program, and as the Media Specialist in the History Media Center at UD. Tracy received her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from The College of Notre Dame of Maryland, completed graduate course work in publishing at George Washington University, and has completed her course work for her M.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of Delaware. She has also earned the Museum Studies Certificate at UD. Previously she served as the assistant publisher for Trade & Culture Magazine, as the Director of Events and Publications for Associated Builders & Contractors of Baltimore, and as a graphic designer and marketing manager for Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc. in Northern VA.
Tracy serves as the webmaster for the Musuem Studies website.
Frank McKelvey has more than forty years successful museum experience with up-to-date knowledge of museums and historic sites. He is a well-known consultant and advisor specializing in interpretation, exhibit development, collections care, and planning. He has a strong record of exhibit, restoration, and special project conception, design, and implementation. Known as a motivator of staff, volunteers, and students, and as an effective public speaker and workshop leader he has counseled over one hundred and seventy organizations. He has proven problem solving and decision making skills and experience with short and long range planning, budget and financial accountability, reporting and office management. In 1989 he founded McKelvey Museum Services to provide full-time services to the museum field. Frank received his B.A., American Studies, from Syracuse University in 1966 and his M.A., Museum Studies and Folklife Studies, 1968, from Cooperstown Graduate Programs, State University of New York.
Frank McKelvey is a curator. He has valued the central role of the artifact as a source of knowledge and as a conduit to teaching history. He has lectured widely on how to study artifacts and how to use them in history museum interpretation. His many exhibits illustrate this commitment. Frank McKelvey is a folklorist. Currently serving as Coordinator of the Delaware State Folklife Project, and with decades of intermittent experience documenting what the people say and do, he values the words of the people who did the work. This is reflected in his exhibits, restorations, and interpreter training materials, where oral history, reminisces, diaries, genre art, and historic images were used to let the people of the past speak for themselves. As principal of McKelvey Museum Services, McKelvey has consulted for over 170 museum and historic sites over the past 42 years. For each client, he selects a team of expert colleagues who, for years, have worked together and share his enthusiasm. Frank teaches the Curatorship and Collections Management course for the MSST program at UD.
Stephanie Lampkin is pursueing her PhD in History. She earned her BA at Cornell College in History and Etnic Studies, 2008 and an MA in History at the University of Delaware. She has just returned from a research year in Florida, and will be joining us as a graduate assistant. She is the new editor of Muse Weekly, and serves as our social media maven for the MSST Twitter feed, and the MSST FaceBook Group.
Gretchen is a first-year master's student in the history department, and she is pursuing the museum studies certificate. She comes to us with a BA in Anthropology and Philosophy from the University of Michigan, and an MA in Education from the University of Michigan. She is responsible for the workshops related to the IMLS Grant project, Sustaining Places, as well as all grant related communictations.
Kelsey is a second year master's student in the history department, and she is pursuing the museum studies certificate. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Art History/Arts Management from the University of San Francisco. She has worked with the Society of California Pioneers and the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Though a medievalist at heart, Kelsey very much enjoys the interface between technology and museum, archive, and library practices. She is spearheading the Sustaining Places website.
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