The

Michigan Traditional Arts

Program

MTAP Staff

John Beck, Ph.D., Co-Coordinator, “Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives” Program, Labor Education

Joanna Bosse, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Professor, MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Kurt Dewhurst, Ph.D., Curator of Folklife and Cultural Heritage, MSU Museum; Professor, Dept. of English, MSU; Co-Coordinator, “Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives” Program; and Director of Arts and Cultural Initiatives, University Outreach and Engagement

Beth Donaldson, Co-Coordinator, Michigan Stained Glass Census and The Quilt Index, Matrix: Center for Digital Humanities

Mike Green, Web Administrator; Matrix: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

Barbara Kreuger, Independent stained glass artist and historian; Co-Director, Michigan Stained Glass Census

Micah Ling, Coordinator, MTAP Public Programs

Marsha MacDowell, Ph.D., MTAP Director, Director, Michigan Traditional Arts Program, MSU Residential College of Arts and Humanities; Director, The Quilt Index, Michigan Quilt Project, and Michigan Stained Glass Census; Curator of Folk Arts and Quilt Studies, MSU Museum; and Professor, Dept. of Art, Art History, and Design, MSU

Molly McBride, Coordinator, MTAP Fieldwork

Chris Scales, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Alicia Sheill, Assistant Director, Matrix: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

Lynne Swanson, Collections Manager, Cultural Collections, MSUM

Kayla Van Dyke, Budget Officer, Matrix: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

Pearl Yee Wong, Collections Coordinator, MTAP Research Collections, MSUM

Program Collaborators

Julie Avery, Ph.D., Consultant, Michigan Barn and Farmstead Survey

Bob Blackman, Independent scholar

Simon Bronner, Ph.D., Dean of the College of General Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Martha Brownscombe, Textile Specialist Emerita, MSU

Frank Ettawageshik, Michigan Heritage Awardee; Executive Director, United Tribes of Michigan; Chairman, United League of Indigenous Nations Governing Board; Co-chair, National Congress of American Indians Federal Recognition Task Force

Ruth Fitzgerald, Independent scholar

Theadra Fleming, Great Lakes African American Quilters’ Network

Nic Gareiss, Dancer and dance researcher

Marie Gile, Textile Specialist Emerita, MSU

Julie Hartley, Assistant Commissioner for Outreach and Access, Utah System of Higher Education

Heather Howard, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Anthropology, MSU

Jason Baird Jackson, Ph.D., Ruth N. Halls Professor of Folklore and Anthropology, Indiana University

Isaac Kalumbu, Ph.D., Adjunct Curator, MSUM; Assistant Director for Outreach, African Studies Center, MSU

Candace Keller, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Art, Art History, and Design, MSU

LuAnne Kozma, Past Coordinator, FOLKPATTERNS

Yvonne Lockwood, Ph.D., Curator of Folklife Emerita

Pumeza Mandela, Education Coordinator, Nelson Mandela Museum, Mthatha

Veena Mandrekar, Ph.D., Heritage of India Committee

Carolyn Mazloomi, Ph.D.,  Founding Director, Women of Color Quilters Network

Dylan Miner, Ph.D., Director, American Indian Studies Program; Associate Professor, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Bongani Mgijima, Director, Stellenbosch University Museum

Diana N’Diaye, Ph.D., Curator and Cultural Specialist, Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Chris Scales, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Arts Programs, Residential College of Arts and Humanities, MSU

Amanda Sikarskie, Ph.D., Lecturer, University of Michigan-Flint

Deborah Smith-Pollard, Ph.D., Professor, English Literature and Humanities; Chair, Dept. of Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Dean Rehberger, Ph.D., Director, MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

Alicia Sheill, Assistant Director, MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

Laura Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Art, Art History, and Design, MSU

Noel Solani, Ph.D., Researcher, Ditsong Cultural History Museum, Pretoria

Laurie K. Sommers, Ph.D., Independent folklore scholar, past folklife specialist staff member, MTAP

Steve Stier, Michigan Heritage Awardee, Michigan Barn Preservation Network

Lydia Tang, Specialist Collections Archivist, MSU Library

Bonke Tyhulu, Director, Nelson Mandela Museum

Ethan Watrall, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Anthropology, MSU

Kate Wells, Ph.D., Professor emeritus Durban University of Technology

Mary Worrall, Curator for Textiles and Social Justice, MSUM

Vera Wiltse, Michigan Barn Preservation Network

Chris Worland, Instructor, Residential College of Arts and Humanities, MSU

Lijun Zhang, Assistant Professor, George Mason University


In Memoriam

William Lockwood, Ph.D.

Betty MacDowell, Ph.D.

Program Partners/Organizations (current and past)

Michigan State University Partners/Organizations (current and past)