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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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James Wyman

James Wyman

Executive Director

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James Wyman comes to the Society for Photographic Education with more than twenty years experience as a curator, museum director, educator, and fundraiser specializing in photography at museums of art in the context of institutions of higher education. Among his administrative and fundraising achievements are successful multi-million dollar building campaigns and strategic departmental leadership roles in major capital campaigns at Doctoral/Research Universities—Extensive, such as Ohio University’s “Bicentennial Campaign,” where he served as Director of the Kennedy Museum of Art, and the University of Michigan’s “The Michigan Difference,” where he served as Chief Curator of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. ... read more

James Wyman comes to the Society for Photographic Education with more than twenty years experience as a curator, museum director, educator, and fundraiser specializing in photography at museums of art in the context of institutions of higher education.

Among his administrative and fundraising achievements are successful multi-million dollar building campaigns and strategic departmental leadership roles in major capital campaigns at Doctoral/Research Universities—Extensive, such as Ohio University’s “Bicentennial Campaign,” where he served as Director of the Kennedy Museum of Art, and the University of Michigan’s “The Michigan Difference,” where he served as Chief Curator of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Wyman has developed and implemented many new membership and community outreach programs and has received more than 100 grants from various state and federal agencies, foundations, and corporations. As a curator, he has organized hundreds of exhibitions, dozens of which have traveled to museums and galleries throughout the United States. His exhibitions and accompanying programs have been among the first to explore participatory, multi- and inter-disciplinary interpretive strategies. He is a leading figure in the development of new paradigms for art exhibitions, public engagement, and the museum experience. Most recently he served as Director of Development at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from The Ohio State University, Columbus (1983); a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1987); and certificate work in Organizational Behavior, Master of Business Administration, from the University of Liverpool, England (2006).

Photo: SPE’s Executive Director, James Wyman, with longtime friend and champion of the arts, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Co-Chair, Congressional Arts Caucus

Nina Barcellona Kidd

Nina Barcellona Kidd

Advertising, Exhibits & Design

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Nina is a photographer, designer, artist, scooter rider and tiki enthusiast. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2006 with a BFA degree in Film, Video and Photographic Arts. Nina has exhibited at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Spaces and the FAVA Gallery, and was included in the Cleveland Museum of Art's Neo Show. As a student member of the Society for Photographic Education, Nina attended both regional and national conferences. Nina enjoys being a part of an organization that encourages the creative expression of an art form that she is truly passionate about. In addition to photography ... read more

Nina is a photographer, designer, artist, scooter rider and tiki enthusiast. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2006 with a BFA degree in Film, Video and Photographic Arts. Nina has exhibited at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Spaces and the FAVA Gallery, and was included in the Cleveland Museum of Art's Neo Show.

As a student member of the Society for Photographic Education, Nina attended both regional and national conferences. Nina enjoys being a part of an organization that encourages the creative expression of an art form that she is truly passionate about. In addition to photography skills, Nina brings strong graphics, sales and writing talents to SPE.

Ginenne Clark, CMP

Ginenne Clark, CMP

Events and Publications Coordinator

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Ginenne graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Masters in Sports Administration. After graduation, Ginenne relocated to Phoenix Arizona to pursue a career in meeting & event management with the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies. Having a passion for planning, Ginenne is an active member of the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE), and completed the ASAE Business of Meeting Certification Program. She has also been recognized by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) as a CMP (Certified Meeting Professional). ... read more

Ginenne graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Masters in Sports Administration. After graduation, Ginenne relocated to Phoenix Arizona to pursue a career in meeting & event management with the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies. Having a passion for planning, Ginenne is an active member of the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE), and completed the ASAE Business of Meeting Certification Program. She has also been recognized by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) as a CMP (Certified Meeting Professional).

Kelley Wittkopp

Kelley Wittkopp

Office and Accounts Manager

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Kelley Wittkopp is an accounting specialist with nearly ten years of experience in human resources, sales, marketing, and account management. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies/Organizational Communication from Kent State University (2008). Kelley enjoys volunteer work for the not-for-profit organization To Play Too, dedicated to making parks and playgrounds a place of joy for all children. She also enjoys time at home with her husband, two children, dog, and four chickens. ... read more

Kelley Wittkopp is an accounting specialist with nearly ten years of experience in human resources, sales, marketing, and account management. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies/Organizational Communication from Kent State University (2008). Kelley enjoys volunteer work for the not-for-profit organization To Play Too, dedicated to making parks and playgrounds a place of joy for all children. She also enjoys time at home with her husband, two children, dog, and four chickens.

Jennifer Shea

Jennifer Shea

Registrar

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Jen has a background in museum and visitor services. She has worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and is co-owner of her photography business Plum City Photo. Jen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History of Art from The Ohio State University in 2008. In her free time, she enjoys crafting and outdoor activities including hiking and camping. ... read more

Jen has a background in museum and visitor services. She has worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and is co-owner of her photography business Plum City Photo. Jen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History of Art from The Ohio State University in 2008. In her free time, she enjoys crafting and outdoor activities including hiking and camping.

Stacy J. Platt

Stacy J. Platt

Editor, Exposure journal

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Stacy is a writer, a photographer, editor and a voracious reader of both print and images--sometimes in that order. She has been an arts writer for Jen Bekman's art venture 20x200, and has more recently honed her editorial skills as a managing editor for Cornell University, where she had a primary role in launching major web initiatives for scholarly web-based resources. Passionate about the great wide world of photography, and invested in the idea of a community that serves to educate, connect and further the conversations that shape what the medium is and means today, Stacy is extremely excited to ... read more

Stacy is a writer, a photographer, editor and a voracious reader of both print and images--sometimes in that order. She has been an arts writer for Jen Bekman's art venture 20x200, and has more recently honed her editorial skills as a managing editor for Cornell University, where she had a primary role in launching major web initiatives for scholarly web-based resources. Passionate about the great wide world of photography, and invested in the idea of a community that serves to educate, connect and further the conversations that shape what the medium is and means today, Stacy is extremely excited to join the SPE staff as the new editor for the journal Exposure.

Stacy earned a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (1998) and completed her M.F.A. in photography from Columbia College in Chicago (2002). Her photographic work has been shown at the Houston Center for Photography, The Midwest Center for Photography, the University of North Dakota, and she was a 2015 Critical Mass finalist. Since 2004, she has maintained a site of longform writing on photography: http://the-space-in-between.com. Her writing has been cited by Sean O'Hagan in The Guardian and in the San Francisco Chronicle. Her research focuses upon contemporary international photography, with an emphasis on photography from Japan and Southeast Asia. Stacy writes about and is also concerned (and invested in a quite literal manner) with the rising culture of the photobook. She currently resides in Colorado Springs, CO and teaches photography at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.

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