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  • Executive Director: Stephanie Rowe
  • Membership Manager: Christine Crosby
  • Program Manager: Meghan Hillman
  • Graduate Assistant: Sam Opsahl

NCPH Executive Office

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

histdeptSBThe Public Historian Editorial Staff
Contact Information

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



Stephanie Rowe was appointed NCPH Executive Director in 2016. Stephanie began at NCPH in 2012 as Program Manager, then served as Associate Director. She came to the organization after five years with Museumwise, now the Museum Association of New York, where she served as Program Coordinator and Regional Archivist. A native of New York State, Stephanie earned her BA in Social Studies (2006) from Ithaca College and MA in History Museum Studies (2008) from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Stephanie is a steering committee member for History Relevance and is active in the National Coalition for History.

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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 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 joined NCPH full-time as Program Manager in October 2017 after serving as Program Assistant since the spring of 2015 and as NCPH Graduate Assistant for the 2014-2015 school year. Meghan interned with the Indiana Historical Bureau and the Indiana Archives and Records Administration while completing coursework in the IUPUI public history program in downtown Indianapolis. She graduated from Denison University in her home state of Ohio in 2011 with a BA in history and English literature.

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Sam Opsahl is serving as the NCPH Graduate Assistant for the 2018-2019 academic year. He graduated from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) in 2017 with a BA in History, and is currently in his second year of the IUPUI Public History Master’s program. Before NCPH, Sam also interned at the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology as well as the Indiana State Museum, both of which are located in his home city of Indianapolis.

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