Alumni

The Certificate is proud to have graduate students from various disciplines join our growing list of alumni. Some have continued in the museum field while others have pursued other avenues.

2019
Joel Carlson
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: Building the “Model T of the Air”: Engineering and Research Corporation’s Revolution in Air Transportation
Practicum Institution: College Park Aviation Museum

Allison Hedges
Department: Theater and Performance Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Triumph of Isabella: Exploring Performance through Art
Practicum Institution: Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Kevin Kim
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Food, Trauma, and Immigration at the National Museum of American History
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian National Museum of American History

K. Sarah Ostrach
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: National Gallery digital archives of Chinese materials (held by University of Michigan)
Practicum Institution: National Gallery of Art

Elizabeth Reilly
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: Mission, Metrics, and Metadata in Museum Practice
Practicum Institution: Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Martha Schmidt
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: A Collection of Depth & Length: Reassembling the 30,000 Volume Library of Antonio Augusto de Carvalho Monteiro at the Library of Congress
Practicum Institution: Library of Congress

2018
Sarah Downard
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: Archaeological Field Schools as Community Heritage Engagement: How Participants Perceive their Place within the Project and Community
Practicum Institution: Arendus’s Gotland Archaeology Field School (Sweden)

Julia Folk
Department: iSchool
Practicum Title/Topic: Cataloguing of Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel photographic collection
Practicum Institution: Maryland State Archives

Kevin Macdonald
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: Fire-spitting Masks and Yoruba Twin Magic: Interpreting African Objects in Art and Anthropology Museum Collections
Practicum Institution: Driskell Center for African American Art

2017
Sarah Hartge
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: Sandy Spring Mutual Improvement Association 1857-1907 Women’s Association records organized for digital accessibility
Practicum Institution: Sandy Spring Museum

2016
Leah Bush
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Beyond Representation: Performance Ethnography and the Research and Presentation of Cultures at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Sarah Janesko 
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: A review of the Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park and Museum
Practicum Institution: Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation, Archaeology Program

2015
Philip Byrd
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Walter Olencz: A Journey Through the Merchant Marine During WWII
Practicum Institution: S.S. John W. Brown Liberty Ship

Greg Kenyon
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: From Publications to Exhibitions: The Changing Role of the Museum in the 20th Century
Practicum Institution: National Museum of American History

Patricia Markert
Department: Anthropology, Archaeology
Practicum Title/Topic: The Role of Collaboration in Museum Scholarship: Exploring Themes of History, Memory, Family, and Place at Timbuctoo, New Jersey
Practicum Institution: Timbuctoo Community

2014
Aaron Bryant
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: World War II and the Resonant Cavity Magnetron
Practicum Institution:

Jennie Terman
Department: Music, Ethnomusicology
Practicum Title/Topic: Carrying the Load: Children’s Involvement in Festival Music and Dance in Japan’s Aging Society
Practicum Institution: National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian’s Museum Support Center

2013
Ennis Barbery
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: Cultural Landscapes of Greenbelt: Telling Stories of Community and Division in a Local Museum
Practicum Institution: Greenbelt Museum

Nathaniel Kramer Reul
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: The Mobilization of the Museum: The Smithsonian Institution and the Great War
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian Institution

2012
Tom Hardej
Department: Historic Preservation
Practicum Title/Topic: Cultural Landscape: A Reinterpretation of the 20th Century DuPont Landscape at James Madison’s Montpelier
Practicum Institution: James Madison’s Montpelier

Shane Walsh
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Athletic Philanthropy, History, and Trends in Black Athletes “Helping Others”
Practicum Institution: National Museum of African American History and Culture

2011
Molly Russell
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: Understanding Identity Through Collection Practices
Practicum Institution: National Museum of American History

Jenna Zimmerman
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: The Rosewell Plantation Artifact Collection at the NMAH
Practicum Institution: National Museum of American History

2010
Amy Carattini
Department: Anthropology
Practicum Title/Topic: To Belong: Life Histories of Immigrants in Prince Georges County
Practicum Institution: Prince Georges County Museum of the Immigrant

Anna Doorenbos
Department: History Library of Science
Practicum Title/Topic: Docent Guide To Be Called To Serve: Representations of Women in the NMAH’s Price of Freedom Exhibit
Practicum Institution: National Museum of American History

Helena Iles
Department: History Library of Science
Practicum Title/Topic: Nordic Ware: American Business, Domesticity, and Ethnic Stories
Practicum Institution: National Museum of American History

Emily Jin Unrue
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: A Case of Mistaken Identity: One Object’s Journey from Antiquity to the Present
Practicum Institution: Smithsonian Institution Offsite Storage, Suitland

2009
Robb Hernandez
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: unknown
Practicum Institution: Stamp Student Union Gallery

Teresa Moyer
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Walking Tour Mount Clare and Georgia in Carroll Park, Baltimore
Practicum Institution: Mount Clare Historic Site, Baltimore

Amelia Wong
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Online Museums: Discovering Their Variety, Significance, and Potential
Practicum Institution: Center for History and New Media, GMU

2008
Jaime Layne
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: Child’s Play: The Evolution of Children’s Toys and Games from Antiquity to the Modern Era
Practicum Institution: Amazement Square in Lynchburg

2006
Anne Grulich
Department: American Studies
Practicum Title/Topic: Charles Ball’s Narrative of Life as a Slave and The Sukeek’s Cabin Site
Practicum Institution: Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

Rob Williams
Department: History
Practicum Title/Topic: Reconstructing the Interlocking Block Tower at the Bowie Railroad Museum
Practicum Institution: Bowie Railroad Museum

2004
Melinda Snarr
Department: History