People

Staff

Douglas D. Anderson
Emeritus Director of the Laboratory for Circumpolar Studies

Leah Burgin 
Manager of Museum Education & Programs

Caleb Churchill 
Photography Production Assistant 

Thierry Gentis
Curator and NAGPRA Coordinator

Rip Gerry
Exhibit Designer and Photographic Archivist

Barbara A. Hail
Curator Emerita

Annalisa Heppner
NPS Project Coordinator 

Emily Jackson
Museum Operations & Communications Coordinator

Dawn Kimbrel
Registrar

Robert Preucel
Director and Professor of Anthropology

Arianna Riva
Collections Information Assistant & Interim Programs and Educations Coordinator 

 Kathleen Silvia 
Education Outreach Coordinator

Kevin P. Smith
Deputy Director and Chief Curator

Affiliated

Nathan Arndt 
Curatorial Affiliate 
Curator, UNI Museums 

Anthony Belz
Research Affiliate, Tomoquag Museum Archivist

Kaitlin McCormick 
Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology 

Geralyn Ducady
Education Program Affiliate
Education & Public Programs Director, Rhode Island Historical Society

Edward (Ned) Dwyer
Research Affiliate
Professor Emeritus, Rhode Island School of Design

Michèle Hayeur Smith
Museum Research Associate in Circumpolar Studies

Rob Weiner
Research Affiliate Member, Solstice Project 

Christopher Wolff
Museum Research Associate in Circumpolar Studies, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, SUNY@Albany 

Faculty Fellows

Kaijun Chen

Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies

Yannis Hamilakis

Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Modern Greek Studies

Olakunle George

Associate Professor of English, Associate Professor of Africana Studies

Adrienne Keene  

Assistant Professor of American Studies

Faculty Associates

Elizabeth Hoover

Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies 

Patricia Rubertone

Professor of Anthropology 

Steven D. Lubar

Professor of American Studies, History of Art and Architecture, and History 

Friends Board

Peter Allen
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Rhode Island College

Edith Andrews
Elder and Past Repatriation Officer, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, Aquinnah

Gina Borromeo
Curator of Ancient Art at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum 

Kristine M. Bovy
Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Rhode Island

David Haffenreffer
Chair, Fund for UCAP

Rudolf F. Haffenreffer
 

Barbara Hail
Curator Emerita of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Susan Hardy (Vice President)
Artist

Diana Johnson (Treasurer)
Art Consultant and former banker

Elizabeth Johnson (Secretary)
Former docent at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology 

Robert W. Preucel (ex Officio)
Director of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
Professor of Anthropology at Brown University

Kevin Smith (ex Officio)
Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University

Jeffrey Schreck (President)
Attorney at Law

Peter Van Dommelen
Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology & Professor of Anthropology, Brown University

Visitor Service Coordinators

Christian Casey

Signe Burchim

Rob Kashow

Janie Merrick

Sara Mohr

Jessica Tomkins

Education & Programming Coordinators

Savannah Bridges

Jasmine Chu

Isaac Leong 

 

Luiza Silva 

Isabelle Williams