Casey Mathern, Directormathernc@wpunj.edu Before working with academic collections, Ms. Mathern held curatorial positions at regional historical museums, developing exhibitions and working with a range of ethnographic, archaeological, fine and decorative arts collections. She holds an MA degree in decorative arts, design history, and material culture from the Bard Graduate Center in New York City, and a BA degree in art history from the University of Minnesota. Professionally, she has served on program committees for the AASLH Annual Meeting and the Minnesota Association of Museums (MAM), and was a steering committee member for North Star Connect, MAM's emerging museum professional group, where she helped establish a mentoring program. She has published about her work in AAM’s CurComm Update, and has presented at numerous academic and professional conferences. She serves as a peer reviewer for professional organizations including the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and as a consultant for the New Jersey Association of Museum’s Artifact Assessment Program.