Staff & Board

Staff & Board 2021-09-20T11:15:02-04:00

OUMA Staff

Elizabeth Peterson
Museum Director


John Daniel Tilford
Curator of Collections

OUMA Advisory Board 2020-2021:

Emmanuel Brantley ’15 (2021)
Director of Communications for Councilmembers, The Council of the District of Columbia

D. Peter Drotman, M.D., M.P.H. (2011)
Editor-in-Chief, Emerging Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ariana Feiner (2021)
Children’s Book Author, Filmmaker, Disability Rights Advocate

Robert Gaynes, M.D. (2016)
Distinguished Physician and Professor
Emory University School of Medicine

Karen Head, Ph.D., Chair of the Art Advisory Board (2016)
Professor in the Department of English and Technical Communication,
Arts & Innovation Director, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Reshmi J. Hebbar, Ph.D., faculty representative (2021)
Associate Professor of English, Oglethorpe University

Morris M. Herzberg, CFP® (2010)
Financial Consultant, Certified Financial Planner CFP, J.D,
Wells Fargo Advisors

Dennis Kelly (2020)
Retired, Inaugural Dean of the Q. William Hammack School of Business at Oglethorpe University
Former Interim Director of Smithsonian Enterprises
Director Emeritus of the National Zoological Park and Conservation Biology Institute
Former President and CEO of Zoo Atlanta
Former executive with the Coca-Cola company

Ellen Kier Stein (2020)
Civic Leader in Atlanta and Sandy Springs
Former Residential Real Estate Broker, 1994-2016

Jay Lutz, Ph.D. (2010)
Professor of French, Frances I. Eeraerts ’76, Professor of Foreign Language at Oglethorpe University

Aixa M. Pascual (2020)
Managing Director of Advocacy, Civic Outreach & Cultural Engagement
Latin American Association, Brookhaven

William Shropshire, Ph.D.* (2011)
Emeritus Professor of Economics
Oglethorpe University

LeKeith Taylor (2020)
Senior Vice President, Innovation & Impact (Porter Novelli)
Founder, The Artful Journey Project; Former Chief Marketing and Brand Officer for the Gathering Spot

Sheila Tschinkel, Treasurer of the Art Advisory Board (2013)
Visiting Scholar, Economics Department
Emory University

Andrew Walden, Ph.D., faculty representative (2021)
Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, Oglethorpe University

Hugh F. Williams Jr. (2020)
Retired, Senior Foreign Service for the US Department of State
Former Diplomat in Residence, Florida A&M, Morehouse and Spelman

Ex Officio:

Elizabeth Peterson
Director of OUMA, Adjunct Professor (Museum Studies; Art & Culture), Compass Academic Advisor

Kathryn McClymond, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Oglethorpe University

John Daniel Tilford
Curator of Collections of OUMA
Adjunct Professor, Oglethorpe University
Member of the Atlanta Marketing Roundtable, and the Ceramics Circle of Atlanta

OU Student Representatives:

Justin Bennett ’22 (2021)
President, OU Student Government Association (SGA)

Hayleigh Stonham ’22 (2020)
Inter-Club Council Representative of the OU History Club, Art History Major

OUMA Student Diversity Subcommittee for 2021-2022:

Katie Cutts ’24
Ashrakat Hassan ’24
Sydney Jones ’24
Lidia Labrada ’24
Breanna Malone ’22
Hayleigh Stonham ’22
Yemariam Workneh ’23
Sophia Sobrino ’25

*Member of the Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees

OUMA is participating in Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day 2019 with free admission and special hours.

Visit OUMA Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.