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Program National Recording Preservation Plan

Task Force Members

Research Associates are comprised of academic faculty, museum curators, and archivists. Associates serve as contacts for regional collections, and contribute to RPTF preservation projects that address the cultural history of sound in the U.S. Caucus Chairs help to organize grantwriting, educational, and curatorial projects that focus on their areas of specialization.

(as of October 16, 2015)

Caucus Chairs

  • African American and Civil Rights Radio
    Sonja Williams, Howard University
  • Caribbean Radio
    Alejandra Bronfman, University of British Columbia
  • College, Community, and Educational Radio
    Laura Schnitker, University of Maryland
    Jennifer Waits, Radio Survivor
  • Commercial Radio
    Michael Socolow, University of Maine
  • Filipino Radio
    Diane Nititham, Murray State University
  • Gender and Sexuality
    Kathleen Battles, Oakland University
    Nora Patterson, University of Iowa
  • History of In-Studio Performances Project
    Ken Freedman, WFMU
    Elena Razlogova, Concordia
  • LGBT Radio
    Kathleen Battles, Oakland University
  • Program Transcriptions
    Frank Absher, St. Louis Media History Foundation
    Kyle Barnett, Bellarmine College
  • Spanish language and Bilingual radio
    Dolores Ines Casillas, UC-Santa Barbara
  • Sports Radio
    David Jenemann, University of Vermont

Research Associates

  • Ruta Abolins
    Peabody/University of Georgia
  • Frank Absher
    St. Louis Media History Consortium
  • Christine Acham
    University of Southern California
  • Mike Adams
    San Jose State Univeristy
  • Ernesto Aguilar
    National Federation of Community Broadcasters
  • Tim Anderson
    Old Dominion University
  • Noah Arceneaux
    San Diego State
  • Patricia Aufderheide
    American University
  • Michael Austin
    Howard University
  • Robert Avery
    University of Utah
  • Matthew Baise
    Voice of America
  • Glenda Balas
    Univeristy of North Texas-Dallas
  • Feliks Banel
    Washington State University
  • Bala Baptiste
    Miles College
  • Kyle Barnett
    Bellarmine University
  • Kathleen Battles
    Oakland University
  • Craig Bearden
    Duke
  • Jeanette Berard
    Thousand Oaks
  • Michael Biel
    Moorhead State University
  • Heather Birks
    Broadcast Education Association
  • Aniko Bodroghkozy
    University of Virginia
  • Kirsten Bonker
    Bilefeld University
  • Andrew Bottomley
    SUNY-Oneota
  • Lauren Bratslavsky
    Illinois State
  • Jack Brighton
    PBCore
  • Susan Brinson
    Auburn University
  • Alejandra Bronffman
    University of British Columbia
  • Tim Brooks
    ARSC
  • Michael Brown
    University of Wyoming
  • Alan Burdette
    Indiana University
  • Brandon Burke
    Hoover Institution Library and Archives
  • Claudia Calhoun
    New York University
  • Karen Cariani
    WGBH
  • Dolores Ines Casillas
    University of California-Santa Barbara
  • Mari Castaneda
    University of Massachusetts
  • Tanya Clement
    University of Texas-Austin
  • Debra Rae Cohen
    University of South Carolina
  • Kyle Conway
    University of Ottawa
  • Mike Conway
    Indiana University
  • Paul Conway
    University of Michigan
  • Brian Craig
    Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame
  • David Culbert
    Louisiana State
  • Sarah Cunningham
    US. National Archives
  • Jane Curry
    Santa Clara University
  • Chris Cwynar
    Defiance College
  • Daniel Czitrom
    Mt. Holyoke College
  • Casey Davis
    American Archives of Public Broadcasting
  • Josh Davis
    University of Baltimore
  • Monica de la Torre
    University of Washington-Seattle
  • Brecht Declercq
    VIAA
  • Brian Deshazor
    Pacifica Radio
  • Jenny Doctor
    Syracuse University
  • Thomas Doherty
    Brandeis
  • Susan Douglas
    University of Michigan
  • William Vanden Dries
    Indiana University
  • Chrisina Dunbar-Hester
    Rutgers/USC
  • Rosa Eberly
    Penn State University
  • Christine Ehrick
    University of Louisville
  • Matthew Ehrlich
    University of Illinois
  • Ralph Engelman
    Long Island University
  • Brian Fauteux
    University of Wisconsin/Concorida U
  • Patrick Feaster
    Indiana University/ARSC
  • Maristella Feustle
    North Texas
  • Dylan Flesch
    KEXP
  • Sarah Florini
    Arizona State
  • Will Floyd
    Prometheus Radio Project
  • Karma Foley
    Smithsonian Network
  • Kathy Franz
    Smithsonian National Museum of American History
  • Ken Freedman
    WFMU
  • Kathy Fuller-Seely
    Univeristy of Texas
  • Jennifer Garcon
    University of Miami
  • Joshua Garret-Davis
    Princeton
  • Jose Luis Ortiz Garza
    Unviersidad Panamericana, Mexico
  • Dana Gerber-Margie
    University of Wisconsin
  • Daniel Gilliam
    Louisville Public Media
  • David Giovannoni
    Kenneth Goldsmith
  • Douglas Gomery
    UMD
  • Katie Day Good
    Miami University
  • David Goodman
    University of Melbourne
  • Emily Goodman
    Northwestern University
  • Brian Gregory
    St. Francis
  • Susan Haas
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Siobhan Hagan
    MARMIA
  • Mary Beth Haralovich
    University of Arizona
  • Kevan Harris
    UCLA
  • Joy Hayes
    University of Iowa
  • Nicole Hemmer
    University of Virginia
  • Heather Hendershot
    MIT
  • Michael Henry
    University of Maryland
  • Christine Hernandez
    Tulane
  • Bruce Hevly
    University of Washington, Seattle
  • Jonathan Hiam
    New York Public Library
  • Michele Hilmes
    University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Jennifer Horne
    UC-Santa Cruz
  • Gerd Horten
    Concordia University of Portland
  • Robert Horton
    National Museum of American History
  • Chuck Howell
    University of Maryland
  • Eric Hoyt
    University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Mary Huelsbeck
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Kit Hughes
    Colorado State
  • Michael Huntsberger
    Linfield College
  • Jennifer Hyland-Wang
    independent researcher
  • Mike Janssen
    Current
  • Deborah Jaramillo
    Boston University
  • David Jenemann
    Unviersity of Vermont
  • Anne Jenner
    University of Washington-Seattle
  • Martin Johnson
    Catholic University
  • Phylis Johnson
    Southern Illinois University
  • Vicky Johnson
    UC-Irvine
  • A. Ross Johnson
    Wilson Center & Hoover Institution
  • Jeffrey Jones
    University of Georgia/Peabody
  • Sammy Jones
    CNN
  • Sally Kane
    National Federation of Community Broadcasters
  • Effie Kapsalis
    Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • Matt Karush
    George Mason University
  • Amanda Keeler
    Marquette University
  • Michael Keith
    Boston College
  • Jon Kertzer
    University of Alberta
  • Kelly Kessler
    DePaul University
  • Bill Kirkpatrick
    Denison University
  • Yuliya Komska
    Dartmouth University
  • Seth Kotch
    University of North Carolina
  • Melody Kramer
    Wikimedia Foundation
  • Craig Kridel
    University of South Carolina
  • Michael Kryzanowski
    Orebro University, Sweden
  • Michal Kryzanowski
    University of Liverpool
  • Alex Kupfer
    CUNY-Hunter College
  • Andy Lanset, John Passmore, & Mary Kidd
    WNYC
  • Laura Laplaca
    Northwestern University
  • Matthew Lasar
    Radio Survivor
  • James Lastra
    University of Chicago
  • Elana Levine
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Lawrence Lichty
    Northwestern University
  • Sam Litzinger
    CBS
  • Jason Loviglio
    University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  • Mike Lupica
    WPRB-Princeton University
  • Lisa Lynch
    Drew University
  • Tony Macaluso
    Studs Terkel Archive
  • Anne MacLennan
    York University
  • Brent Malin
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Kerry Manderbach
    University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Will Mari
    University of Washington, Seattle
  • Tom Mascaro
    Bowling Green State
  • Jerry McBride
    Stanford
  • Anna McCarthy
    New York University
  • Robert McChesney
    University of Illinois
  • Tom McCourt
    Fordham University
  • Allison McCracken
    DePaul University
  • Charles McGovern
    William and Mary
  • Luke McKernan
    British Library
  • Paul McLane
    Radio World
  • Elizabeth McLeod
    independent researcher
  • John McMurria
    University of California-San Diego
  • Megan McShea
    Smithsonian American Art
  • Ross Melnick
    University of California-Santa Barbara
  • Cynthia Meyers
    College of Mt. St. Vincent
  • Ellen Mickiewicz
    Duke
  • Virginia Millington
    StoryCorps
  • Jack Mitchell
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jeremy Morris
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Robert Morrow
    Morgan State
  • Linde Murugan
    Fordham University
  • Mary Myers
    Regent University
  • Jay Needham
    Southern Illinois University
  • Brenda Nelson-Strauss
    Indiana University
  • John Nerone
    University of Illinois 
  • Darrell Newton
    Salisbury University
  • Shawn Nicholson
    Michigan State
  • Diane Nititham
    Murray State
  • Len O'Kelly
    Grand Valley State University
  • Lina Orteta
    University of Oklahoma
  • Kenneth Osgood
    Colorado School of Mines
  • Kathryn Ostrovsky
    Angelo State
  • Laurie Ouellette
    University of Minnesota
  • Michael Pahn
    Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian
  • David Park
    Lake Forest College
  • Trevor Parry-Giles
    University of Maryland & National Communication Association
  • Nora Patterson
    University of Iowa
  • Joel Penney
    Montclair State
  • Allison Perlman
    University of California-Irvine
  • John Durham Peters
    University of Iowa
  • Victor Pickard
    Penn
  • Jeff Place
    Smithsonian Folklife
  • Ethan Plaut
    Stanford University
  • David Plotkin
    CBS Radio
  • Dana Polan
    New York University
  • Mark Pomar
    US-Russia Foundation
  • Jefferson Pooley
    Muhlenberg College
  • Lisa Rabin
    George Mason University
  • Elena Ratzlagova
    Concordia University, Montreal
  • Dean Rehberger
    Michigan State
  • Ira Revels
    Gay Spirit Radio
  • Harry Rice
    Berea College
  • Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
    University of Texas-Austin
  • Jocelyn Robinson
    WYSO
  • Sonia Robles
    Brenau University
  • Reinaldo Román
    University of Georgia
  • Eric Rothenbuhler
    Webster University
  • Jeff Rubin
    Tulane
  • Alex Russo
    Catholic University
  • Stephanie Sapienza
    Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
  • Henry Sapoznik
    Universit of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Laurie Sather
    Hagley Library
  • Barbara Savage
    Penn
  • Laura Sawyer
    International Communication Association
  • Paddy Scannell
    University of Michigan
  • Philip Scepanski
    Vassar College
  • Peter Schaefer
    Manhattan Marymount College
  • Allison Schein
    Studs Terkel Radio Archive
  • Gerald Seligman
    National Recording Preservation Foundation
  • David Seubert
    University of California-Santa Barbara
  • Philip Sewell
    Bucknell University
  • Timothy Shaffer
    Kansas State
  • Wendy Shay
    Smithsonian National Museum of American History
  • Josh Shepperd
    Catholic University
  • Ron Simon
    Paley Center
  • Peter Simonson
    University of Colorado
  • Hugh Slotten
    University of Otago
  • Suzanne Smith
    George Mason University
  • Susan Smulyan
    Brown University
  • Michael Socolow
    University of Maine
  • Laura Soto-Bara
    NPR
  • Lynn Spigel
    Northwestern University
  • David Squires
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Carol Stabile
    University of Maryland
  • Michael Stamm
    Michigan State University
  • Al Stavitsky
    University of Nevada-Reno
  • Carlene Stephens
    Smithsonian National Museum of American History
  • Christopher Sterling
    George Washington University
  • Zachary Stiegler
    Indiana University-Pennsylvania
  • Kyle Stine
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Alex Stinson
    Wikipedia
  • Katea Stitt
    WPFW
  • Jennifer Stoever
    SUNY-Binghamton
  • Dan Streible
    New York University
  • David Suisman
    University of Delaware
  • James Sullivan
    Voice of America
  • Loris Taylor
    Native Public Media
  • Rebecca Toov
    University of Minnesota
  • Derek Vaillant
    University of Michigan
  • John Vallier
    University of Washington-Seattle
  • Shawn Vancour
    New York University
  • Neil Verma
    Northwestern University
  • Travis Vogan
    University of Iowa
  • Ian Wagman
    Carleton University
  • Jennifer Waits
    Radio Survivor
  • Gayle Wald
    The George Washungton University
  • David Walker
    Smithsonian Folklife
  • Janet Wasko
    University of Oregon
  • Mary Ann Watson
    Eastern Michigan University
  • Ian Whittington
    University of Mississippi
  • Mark Williams
    Dartmouth
  • Sonja Williams
    Howard University
  • Paul Wilson
    British Library
  • Angela Winand
    Delaware Historical Society
  • Thomas Witherspoon
    SWL/Short Wave Radio
  • Martins Zvaners
    Radio Free Europe
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