Photo: Courtesy of Juilee Decker

Photo: Courtesy of Juilee Decker

Juilee Decker, Ph.D. is an associate professor of museum studies at Rochester Institute of Technology. Decker is an author, scholar, facilitator, and collaborator in the academy as well as in cultural institutions and communities. Her research and scholarship are at the intersection of museum studies, public history, and public art. She has a passion for objects and seeks ways to facilitate dialogues between communities and the objects, spaces, places, and practices that they hold dear. Since 2008, Decker has served as editor of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, a peer-reviewed journal published by Rowman and Littlefield. Her most recent book is the revision to Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums (3rd edition) published by the American Association for State and Local History and Rowman and Littlefield (2017). Decker serves a juror for the Education Committee of the American Alliance of Museums and has served on the Board of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House (2015-2017). She earned her Ph.D. from the joint program in Art History and Museum Studies at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She is on Twitter: @RITmuse

 Photo: Stephen Reardon

Photo: Stephen Reardon

Hinda Mandell, Ph.D., is associate professor in the School of Communication at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is author of the Praeger book Sex Scandals, Gender, and Power in Contemporary American Politics (2017) and coeditor of the book Scandal in a Digital Age (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). Her co-edited book, Gender, Race, and the Historical Imagination in the 2016 Presidential Election, is currently under review with University of Rochester Press. She is also in the research phrase of a fourth book project, the edited collection Crafting Dissent: Handicraft as Protest from the American Revolution to the Pussyhats. A frequent blogger for The Huffington Post and NPR outlets, Mandell's essays on topics ranging from politics, gender and parenting have appeared in Politico, Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune, USA TODAY, and the Los Angeles Times. She is a former correspondent for The Boston Globe. Her academic writing has been publishedin Women’s Studies in Communication, Explorations in Media Ecology, and Visual Communication Quarterly, Journal of Feminist Scholarship, among other outlets. Her website is omghinda.com. She is on Twitter: @hindamandell and @crochetactivism