Laura Bennett

Core Network Manager, Dancing Legacy Director
401 863 3488 
Contact for American Dance Legacy Initative

Amelia Grabowski


Sabina Griffin

Center Manager
401 863 1177

Nicole Larrondo


Ronald Potvin
Assistant Director for Professional Programs
 401 863 5312
Contact for Nightingale-Brown House or its collections, use of exhibit galleries,  ommunity jobs, and the public humanities practicum program 

Robyn Schroeder

M.A. Advisor
401 863 1396

Susan Smulyan

Director, Professor of American Studies
401 863 6115 
Contact for academic + public programs, the M.A. in public humanities

2014/2015 Faculty 

Rick Benjamin

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Public Humanities
AMST 12691: Poetry in Service to Schools and the Community (Spring 2015)

Willow Brugh

Adjunct Instructor in Public Humanities
AMST 1905V: Digital Communities (Spring 2015)

Craig Dreeszen

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Public Humanities
AMST 2656: Cultural Policy Planning (Fall 2014)

Caroline Frank

Adjunct Assistant Professor in American Studies
AMST 1905M: Whose Heritage? National Landmarks for Diverse Publics (Spring 2015)

Sarah Ganz Blythe
Adjunct Assistant Profesor in Public Humanities
AMST 2697 Museum Interpretation Practices (Fall 2014)

Matt London

Adjunct Instructor in Public Humanities
AMST 2699 Digital Storytelling (Fall 2014)

Steve Lubar

Professor of American Studies and History
AMST 2650 Introduction to Public Humanities (Fall 2014)
AMST 1903I Museum Histories (Spring 2015)

Ron Potvin

Adjunct Instructor in Public Humanities
AMST 1510: Museum Collections and Collecting (Fall 2014)

Susan Smulyan

Professor, American Studies
AMST 2540: Methods in Public Humanities (Spring 2015)

Janet Zweig

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Public Humanities
AMST 2653: Public Art, Theory and Practice (Fall 2014)

Center Advisory Board

Prof. Tony Bogues
Department of Africana Studies and Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University

Dan Cohen
Executive Director
Digital Public Library of America

Kath Connolly
Director of Partnerships
The Learning Community, Central Falls, RI

Prof. Beshara Doumani
Department of History and Center for Middle East Studies
Brown University

Prof. Julie Ellison
Departments of American Culture and English
University of Michigan

Elizabeth Francis
Executive Director
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

Prof. Matt Guterl
Chair, Department of American Studies
Brown University

Stephanie Norby
Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access 

Clay Rockefeller
Providence, RI

Randy Rosenbaum
Rhode Island State Council for the Arts

John Smith
RISD Museum

Prof. Elizabeth Taylor
Department of English
Brown University

Morris Vogel
Lower East Side Tenement Museum





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