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Full Time Faculty & Staff History

Director
1970-1981 Caroline K. & Sheldon Keck
1981 - 1983 Paul V. Koehn (interim)
1983 - 2004 F. Christopher Tahk
2004 - 2009 Elizabeth Pena
2009 - 2010 James Hamm
2010 - present, Patrick Ravines

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Conservation Science
2005 - 2009 Gregory Smith
2010 - 2013 Corrine Rogge
2013 - present, Aaron Shugar

Conservation Science
1970 - 1973 Donald Sebera
1973 - 1974 Jon Eklund
1974 - 2004 F. Christopher Tahk
1980 - 1981 Stephen Bonadies
1984 - 1985 James Argo
1986 - 1993 John Messinger
1993 - 1994 Karen Trentleman
1994 – 1998 Judith Bischoff
1998 - 2001 Jennifer Mass
2001 - 2005 Anikó Bezur
2006 - 2013 Aaron Shugar
2014 - present, Rebecca Ploeger

Paintings Conservation
1970 - 1981 Sheldon Keck
1970 - 1981 Caroline Keck
1981 - 1984 Gregory Thomas
1978 - 1993 Dan Kushel
1986 - 2017 James Hamm
2017 – present, Fiona Beckett

Paper Conservation
1971 - 1974 Marilyn K. Weidner
1974 - 1975 Katherine Eirk
1975 - 1976 José Orraca
1976 - 1977 Keiko Keyes
1978 - 1993 Cathleen Baker
1994 - 2005 Irene Brückle
2005 - 2016 Judith Walsh
2016 - present, Theresa Smith

Objects Conservation
1971 - 1972 Hanna Jedrzejewska
1972 - 1979 Rostislav Hlopoff
1979 - 1980 Victor von Reventlow
1980 - 2019 Jonathan Thornton
2020 - present, Emily Hamilton

Examination and Documentation
1970 - 1978 Sheldon Keck
1978 - 2012 Dan Kushel
2012 – present, Jiuan Jiuan Chen

Program Manager
2002 – present Meredeth Lavelle

Secretarial Staff
1970 - 1984 Irma Cizek
1974 - 1987 Anna “Nonnie” Bliss
1987 - 1994 Verla Alexander
1994 - 1995 Tammy Sabo
1995 - 2010 Diana McNerney
2010 - 2017 Kim Fox
2013 - 2017 Lucy Weber
2017 – present, Anne Hoehn

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Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Rockwell Hall 230 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5025 •  Fax: (716) 878-5039   artcon@buffalostate.edu