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  • Executive Director: Stephanie Rowe
  • Membership Coordinator: Christine Crosby
  • Program Assistant: Meghan Hillman
  • Graduate Assistant: Rebecca Denne

NCPH Executive Office

127 Cavanaugh Hall – IUPUI
425 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Tel: (317) 274-2716; Fax: (317) 278-5230
[email protected]

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Contact Information

Editor: James F.Brooks
Managing Editor: Sarah Case
Co-Editor: Tamara Gaskell 
Contributing Senior Editors: Randolph Bergstrom, Lindsey Reed, Shelley Bookspan & Otis Graham, Jr.
International Consulting Editors: Ben Houston, Na Li, Olwen Purdue, Juliane Tomann
Review Editor: Jacki Thompson Rand
Assistant Review Editor: Sasha Coles
The Public Historian
Department of History
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9410



Stephanie Rowe was appointed Executive Director in August 2016 after serving as Interim Executive Director since May 2015. Stephanie began at NCPH in 2012 as Program Manager, then Associate Director. She came to the organization after five years with Museumwise, now the Museum Association of New York. Stephanie served there as the Program Coordinator and Regional Archivist and worked to strengthen membership and development programs, create and evaluate a diverse range of educational resources, coordinate the Awards of Merit Program and to transform the organization’s Annual Meeting into the dynamic Museums in Conversation Conference. A native of New York State, Stephanie earned her B.A. in Social Studies (2006) from Ithaca College and M.A. in History Museum Studies (2008) from the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

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Christine Crosby joined NCPH as Membership Coordinator in Membership CoordinatorFebruary 2015. A native of Michigan and a graduate of Taylor University (2012) in Indiana, Christine recently completed the IUPUI public history Master’s Program in Indianapolis.  She cultivated her passion for public history interning with Indiana Humanities, the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission, and the Gerald R. Ford Museum, planning a digital history conference with classmates, and volunteering at a range of history institutions including NCPH.

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hillman photoMeghan Hillman is serving as Program Assistant after completing her role as the Graduate Assistant for the 2014-2015 school year. Meghan, a graduate student in the public history program at IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis, graduated from Denison University in her home state of Ohio in 2011 with a BA in history and English literature.  While in grad school, she interned with the Indiana Historical Bureau and built historical tours of Indianapolis for Indy Historical, a location-based web and mobile app.

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rdenneRebecca Denne is serving as the Graduate Assistant for the 2016-2017 academic year. She graduated from the University of Evansville (Indiana) in 2015 with a BA in History, and is currently enrolled in IUPUI’s Public History and Library Science Masters programs. Before NCPH, Rebecca interned with various institutions in Indianapolis including the Morris-Butler historic house museum, White River State Park, and most recently the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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