Gallery Staff


Kristen Evangelista, Director

Kristen Evangelista has been Director of the William Paterson University Galleries since 2011. She has a BA in Art History and Women’s Studies from Wesleyan University, and an MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College. She previously worked at the San Jose Museum of Art, Southern Exposure, and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. She has also authored essays for exhibition publications and was a contributing writer for Art Ltd., a West Coast magazine focused on art and design.


Casey Mathern, Curator of Visual Resources and Collections Manager

Before working with academic collections, Ms. Mathern held curatorial positions at regional historical museums, 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.