Staff & Board

Staff & Board 2020-09-24T15:57:43-04:00

OUMA Staff:


Elizabeth Peterson
Museum Director


John Daniel Tilford
Curator of Collections

OUMA Art Advisory Board:

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

Robert Gaynes, M.D.
Distinguished Physician and Professor, Emory University School of Medicine
Joined the board in 2016

 Karen Head, Ph.D., Chair of the Art Advisory Board
Executive Director, The Naugle Communication Center 
Associate Chair & Associate Professor, School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Editor, Atlanta Review
Immediate Past Editor, Southern Discourse in the Center: A Journal of Multiliteracy and Innovation 
The Georgia Institute of Technology
Joined the board in 2016

Morris M. Herzberg, CFP®
Financial Consultant, Wells Fargo Advisors
Joined the board in 2010

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

Jay Lutz, Ph.D.
Professor of French, Frances I. Eeraerts ’76 Professor of Foreign Language
Oglethorpe University
Joined the board in 2010

Aixa M. Pascual
Managing Director of Advocacy, Civic Outreach & Cultural Engagement
Latin American Association, Brookhaven
Joined the board in 2020

Karen Schmeichel, Ph.D., Secretary of the Art Advisory Board
Professor of Biology (Division Chair)
Oglethorpe University
Joined the board in 2011

William Shropshire, Ph.D.*
Emeritus Professor of Economics
Oglethorpe University
Joined the board in 2011

Sheila Tschinkel, Treasurer of the Art Advisory Board
Visiting Scholar, Economics Department
Emory University
Joined the board in 2013

Ex Officio:

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

Glenn Sharfman, Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of History

John Daniel Tilford, Curator of Collections of OUMA, Adjunct Professor (Curatorial Practice)

OU Student Representatives:

Glenn Kaiser’20, President
OU Student Government Association (SGA)
Joined the board in 2019

Taylor Roberts, Mellon Curatorial Fellow, High Museum of Art
Joined the board in 2018

*Member of the Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees


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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.