Meet the Presenters

Meet the Presenters

Learn more about this year's presenters and demonstrators.

Regina Lee Blaszczyk, photo courtesy of the University of Delaware.
Regina Lee Blaszczyk is Professor of Business History and Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society at the University of Leeds in the UK, and associate editor at the Journal of Design History. She has been a curator at the...
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Elizabeth Cromley
Elizabeth Cromley taught architectural history in schools of architecture for 40 years until her retirement in 2012. She is now an Emeritus Professor in Northeastern’s School of Architecture. Her 1982 Ph.D. is from the Department of Art History at...
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Doug DeCota
Doug DeCota was born and raised in central Illinois. He relocated to southeastern Louisiana after high school and earned a degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans. Employed in the field of transportation logistics, he is...
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J. Ritchie Garrison
Ritchie Garrison is Director of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. He teaches courses in material culture, decorative arts, and US history. He has authored Landscape and Material Life in Franklin County, Massachusetts, 1771-...
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Allison Kapner
Allison is a 2nd generation native Floridian, and is an attorney specializing in family law. She has practiced law with her father for the past 15 years, and recently joined the law firm of Ward Damon, where she is a partner. Allison's love for...
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Megan McGrady
Megan McGrady is an avid collector and historian of all things vintage Pyrex. After receiving a set of Autumn Harvest casseroles as a gift from her mom, she caught the collecting bug and has never looked back. Her mission is to help document and...
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Katherine Parkin
Katherine Parkin, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of History at Monmouth University. She is the author of Food is Love: Food Advertising and Gender Roles in Modern America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005), which won the Emily Toth...
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Susan M. Rossi-Wilcox
Susan M. Rossi-Wilcox curated Harvard University’s Glass Flowers before retiring in 2007. She was the Glass Art Society Journal editor and served on the GAS Board of Directors. She has been a recipient of the Rakow Research Fellowship, and...
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Stan Savellis
Stan Savellis is an avid collector of Pyrex (both US and international), editor in chief of the thatretropiece.com Pyrex reference guide, and managing director of the That Retro Piece online homewares store. Currently, he resides in Sydney,...
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Dianne M. Williams
Following a thirty-two year career in education, as a teacher and a librarian, Dianne’s interest turned to collecting Pyrex® Ware in 2004 during trips with her son (Pyrex photographer and collaborator) looking for “antique glassware.”  She became...
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