EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WILLIAM & MARY HISTORIC CAMPUS
PhD, William & Mary
MA, University of Virginia
Susan Kern received her PhD in History from William & Mary in 2005 and her masters in Architectural History from the University of Virginia in 1990. In between she worked in the archaeology department at Monticello, including two years directing that research. Her research interests include how the material world influences human behavior and interaction; she is as interested in plantation field work, factory floor plans, and tools, as she is in consumer goods and decorative arts. She also studies how museums and historic sites make use of the recent and distant past.