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People in the News

posted by CAA — Aug 17, 2014

People in the News lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three sections: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.

The section is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

August 2014


Wayne “Mick” Charney, associate professor of architecture at Kansas State University in Manhattan, has been designated the 2014–2015 Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars.

R. Luke DuBois, assistant professor of integrated digital media for New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering and director of the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center, has earned tenure at his school.

Allison Leigh has accepted a 2014–15 postdoctoral fellowship in art history in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York.

Michele Matteini, assistant professor of East Asian art, architecture, and visual culture, has been appointed to a joint appointment at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and Department of Art History.

Robert A. Maxwell, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has joined the faculty of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Lisa M. Strong, previously manager of curatorial affairs at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has been appointed director of the MA program in art and museum studies and associate professor of the practice at Georgetown University, also in Washington, DC.

Museums and Galleries

Jill Deupi, director and chief curator of University Museums at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, has been appointed director of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami in Florida.

Barbara Buhler Lynes, founding curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has become Sunny Kaufman Senior Curator for Nova Southeastern University’s Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Vanja Malloy, formerly Chester Dale Fellow in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has been named curator of American art at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Alia Nour, associate curator for the Dahesh Museum of Art in New York, has been promoted to full curator at her institution.

Mary Reid, director and curator of the School of Art Gallery at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, has accepted a position as director and curator of the Woodstock Art Gallery in Woodstock, Ontario.

Organizations and Publications

Laura Beach, formerly deputy editor of The Magazine Antiques, has rejoined Antiques and The Arts Weekly as managing editor.

Rachel Stephens, assistant professor of art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, has been named editor of SECAC Review, a scholarly journal published by the Southeastern College Art Conference.