Staff & Board

Staff & Board 2021-02-24T15:54:16-05:00

OUMA Staff

Elizabeth Peterson
Museum Director


John Daniel Tilford
Curator of Collections

OUMA Advisory Board 2020-2021:

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

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)
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

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

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

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

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

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

OU Student Representatives:

Taylor Roberts ’21 (2018)
President, OU Student Government Association (SGA)

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

OUMA Student Diversity Subcommittee for 2020-2021:

David Swillum ‘21
Nyree Dowdy ‘21
Taylor Roberts ‘21
Clara Grimaldo ‘21
Hayleigh Stonham ‘22
Lidia Labrada ‘23
Theo Williams ‘23
Ashrakat Hassan ‘24

*Member of the Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees


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