Sara Cromwell (B.A., History, Davidson College; MALS, Wake Forest University), is the Museum’s PR. Marketing and Membership Coordinator. She handles many of the operations of the Museum including administrative procedures, payroll, accounting, membership, public relations, and scheduling school children for education programs. She also is a source of information about the Museum schedule and office hours of Museum staff. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Wake Forest.

Rosemary McCarthy (B.A., English, Minor, Womens Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill) is the Department’s Administrative Assistant. She handles many of the operations of the Department, including: administrative procedures, the department budget, accounting, student payroll, and the pre-registration of anthropology majors and minors prior to each Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. All department events such as the Open House and Commencement Receptions are planned by Mrs. McCarthy. She is familiar with the personnel and operations of other university offices, such as the Dean’s, Registrar’s, and FAS offices. She maintains the Chair’s appointment schedule and is a contact for students when faculty members are not available.

Jeff Nichols (B.A. History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, MA Educational Media (Specialization in Computers) Appalachian State University) is the Instructional Technology Specialist for the department. His primary duties include maintaining the department’s website, assisting faculty/staff with technical issues, as well as examining new technologies that would benefit faculty members with teaching and research. Jeff also maintains the museum’s website, assists with the online collections database, and provides technical expertise for any museum exhibit that utilizes technology.

Tina Smith (M.A. in Applied Art History, Graduate Certificate of Museum Management, University of South Carolina) is the Museum Educator. She is responsible for developing and teaching curriculum-based, object oriented classes on various world cultures and archaeology for school children in grades K -12. She researches, designs, and presents thematic summer camps for children and specially requested outreach programs in the Winston-Salem and surrounding communities. She lectures and collaborates with numerous WFU professors, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School district coordinators, and teachers to create lesson plans, projects and activities that are used in the classroom. She frequently presents at state, regional, and national conferences.

Department News

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Department of Anthropology
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