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Gallery Staff Bios

Elizabeth Canter is the Gallery Educator & Academic Programs Coordinator, responsible for strategic audience development initiatives that promote the integration of exhibitions and collections, visual literacy methodologies, and object-based learning into the Gallery's programs and the Tufts curriculum. She is also responsible for managing the Gallery's visual literacy programs, group/class visitation, and public programming. Canter is a 1998 graduate of Tufts University and a 2001 graduate of Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. For nine years she taught in the Boston Public school system. As a consultant for select area museums, she has designed museum-school curricula and interdisciplinary (art-science) programs to engage audiences in critical thinking and free-choice learning, as well as online resources and interactive tools for teachers.

Lissa Cramer is Exhibitions Coordinator. She is project manager for all gallery temporary exhibitions and coordinator of the Slater Concourse Gallery, the Tufts community gallery. Lissa is also responsible for supervising the Gallery's Visitor Services Ambassadors and Student Advocacy Council. She also handles publicity and social media efforts. She has a B.A. in Art History from The University of Kansas. She has worked at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Inspire Fine Art Gallery, Chicago.

Jeanne Koles is Gallery Special Projects Coordinator. She manages all Gallery and Contemporary Art Circle print and electronic publications and marketing collateral. She received her Museum Studies graduate degree from Tufts and graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in Art History and French.

Laura McDonald is the Art Collection Registrar. She holds a B.A. in Art from Framingham State University. Prior to her arrival at Tufts in 2007, she was the Collections Manager at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT. McDonald's responsibilities include maintaining the Permanent Art Collection as well as maintaining loan, conservation, insurance and inventory records. She also manages the intra-university Circulating Loan Program and is undertaking a University-wide inventory of the Decorative Arts Collection.

John Rossetti is the Associate Registrar of the University Collection assisting the Collection's Registrar on the various aspects (archival storage, tracking and conservation needs) of the University Art Collection. He holds a B.F.A. and graduated cum laude from Clark University, Worcester MA. John has worked in the Art Museum field for over 30 years as a Preparator, Exhibition Designer and Collections Care Specialist; at the Worcester Art Museum, Harvard University Museums and The Davis Museum and Cultural Center.