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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Regan Brumagen
Public Services Librarian
As a member of the Rakow Library’s public services team, Regan Brumagen answers reference questions, coordinates e-reference and provides expertise and leadership in the identification, assessment, and recommendation of emerging technologies and...
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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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Herbert Dann received a degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in 1956. Graduating with an ROTC commission, he spent two years as an officer in the Corp of Engineers serving in Japan and Korea. Returning to Pratt Institute he spent a year...
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Cataloging Specialist, Continuing Resources and Digital Collections
As a member of the Rakow Library’s Collections Management team, Emily Davis works with the Library’s serials, auction catalogs, and digital collections. During her time at the Library she has worked in public services, archives, and technical...
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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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Anna Eide
Anna Eide started working with Corning Glass Works in 1987 as a Senior Designer focusing on decorative designs for the consumer brands Corelle, Corningware and Pyrex. Born in Norway, Eide graduated from Bergen National College of Art and Design and...
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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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Denise Green
Denise Nicole Green is an Assistant Professor at Cornell University in the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design and the Director of the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection. She received a PhD in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from the...
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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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Mandy Kritzeck
Digital Content Specialist
Mandy Kritzeck manages digital projects and web content as the digital content specialist in the Digital Media Department. She has contributed to many projects including the GlassApp web app, GlassLab web app and Pyrex Potluck website. Kritzeck...
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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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Aprille Nace
Associate Librarian, Public Services
Aprille Nace has been with the Rakow Research Library since 2003. Before joining the Rakow Library, Nace served as information literacy librarian at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she received a Service Excellence Award. She has...
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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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Jerry Wright
Jerry Wright was hired at Corning Glass Works in October of 1958 after a three year stint with Motorola in Chicago and having served in the Far East with the First Cavalry Division prior to that. He was hired because CorningWare was being launched...
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Dennis Younge
Dennis Younge is a former designer and market researcher for the Consumer Products division at Corning Incorporated, and is responsible for the design of the c.1986 Pyrex measuring cup. He currently conducts visitor research surveys for The Corning...
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