Joseph Szumowski supports the mission and programming of NJCH through development, strategic data collection, and advocacy. He joins the staff after serving as the Supervisor of Visitor Services at the […]
Allie Marchesani is an intern at NJCH who supports the programs team by helping with grant evaluation and program development. She is a graduate student and History Fellow at Rutgers […]
Sam Hege is a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and is currently working on a dissertation titled “‘The Winds of Money’: Race, Work, and Water in the Texas Panhandle, […]
Valerie Popp, Ph.D.
Valerie Popp, Ph.D. works cross-departmentally to envision, develop, and execute programmatic initiatives that uphold NJCH’s mission and contribute to New Jersey’s diverse humanities ecosystem. Prior to joining NJCH in 2021, […]
Colleen Tryner supports operations across the NJCH staff, allowing the organization to achieve its mission to serve the New Jersey cultural sector. She joins the NJCH staff after five years […]
James Kirkland administers NJCH’s grants program, assists with other programming initiatives, and brings his love for systems and process to examine issues of evaluation, compliance, and data collection. He joined […]
Gigi Naglak oversees and administers programs that serve New Jersey’s outstanding cultural institutions, including grants, Community History, and capacity-building workshops. She joined the staff of NJCH in 2016 after more […]
Carin Berkowitz, Ph.D.
As Executive Director of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH), Carin Berkowitz establishes the strategic direction for NJCH and serves as a passionate advocate for the humanities across […]