Stanford in New York Faculty & Staff

About the Director

Rosina S. MillerRosina S. Miller is the founding director of Stanford in New York. Working for more than 20 years in experiential education, Rosina previously served on the faculty and then as executive director of The Philadelphia Center, an off-campus study program founded by the Great Lakes Colleges Association and one of the nation's earliest programs dedicated to academic internships and learning in an urban environment. Rosina is also a co-founder of a successful charter school in Philadelphia that features a Spanish language immersion program and a commitment to global citizenship. For 9 years, Rosina served in various leadership positions on the school’s Board of Trustees, including president.

Rosina holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Folklore and Folklife and has researched, presented, and published on urban social change efforts. She is passionate about cities, urban cultural expression, experiential learning, and helping students integrate their personal, professional, and academic development.

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New York Staff

Elisabeth Harris is the principle source of support, communications and logistics for Stanford in New York in the role of Program Administrator. Elisabeth has worked within cultural exchange and global education for more than 5 years, coordinating study abroad and academic travel programs. Prior to Stanford, Elisabeth was the Scholar Services Coordinator at New York University where she managed cultural and academic programming for visiting international faculty and scholars.

Elisabeth holds a M.A. from New York University in International Education and Cultural Exchange. She is passionate about the dynamism of culture, experiential education, and helping students pursue their academic and professional goals.

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Autumn 2016 Faculty in Residence Pamela M. Lee

Fall 2016 Faculty in Residence Pamela Lee

Pamela M. Lee is the the Jeanette and William Hayden Jones Professor in American Art and Culture. Her area is the history, theory and criticism of late modernism and contemporary art with interests in the relationship between aesthetics and politics, media and technology. Professor Lee has published criticism on contemporary art for close to thirty years and has worked with some of the most important arts institutions in New York City.  A Professor at Stanford since 1997, her two most recent books are Forgetting the Art World (The MIT Press, 2012)  and New Games: Postmodernism after Contemporary Art (Routledge 2012). 

In New York, Professor Lee will teach the course “New York and the Art World.” 

In an influential essay of 1964 responding to the work of Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, the philosopher Arthur Danto defined an "artworld" as "an atmosphere of artistic theory." More generally, the term art world has come to mean a social, cultural and economic milieu consisting of art professionals (artists, curators, collectors, dealers, historians, educators and critics) and institutions (the media, museums, galleries, schools, auction houses and other markets, such as art fairs). Since the end of World War II and the immigration of European artists associated with the School of Paris, New York has been considered the capital of the art world.

This course considers the definitions and practices associated with the New York art world through both readings in history and theory and direct engagement with some of its pivotal figures and sites.  The seminar will divide between intensive classroom discussion and field trips, exploring the wider cultural implications and professional aspects of current art making as they are grounded in museums, galleries, studios, and auction houses.

Winter 2017 Faculty in Residence

Doug McAdam, photo courtesy of Stanford Sociology website

Doug McAdam is The Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and the former Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.  He is the author or co-author of 18 books and some 85 other publications in the area of political sociology, with a special emphasis on race in the U.S., American politics, and the study of social movements and “contentious politics.”  



Arthur Cohen is CEO and co-founder of LaPlaca Cohen, the nation’s leading strategic marketing and communications firm serving the unique needs of cultural organizations. He consults to organizations throughout the world, working with management, Board members, collectors, foundations, sponsors and educators on audience development, communications and strategic planning issues. Cohen also oversees LaPlaca Cohen's ongoing research project, CultureTrack, the largest ongoing study tracking the shifting attitudes and behaviors of cultural audiences in the United States. He is recognized as instrumental in advancing the field of cultural branding and organizational  vision development through his professional, academic, and lecturing activities. These include speaking engagements to cultural professionals throughout North America, South America and Europe.

Danielle Jackson is deeply committed to bringing discrete people, ideas, and disciplines together. She is the co-founder of the Bronx Documentary Center, an internationally-recognized gallery and educational space that uses photojournalism and documentary film to create conversation on social change.  Formerly, she ran the cultural department at Magnum Photos NY where she coordinated a range of lectures, traveling exhibitions and retrospectives for museums, universities, and photo festivals in more than a dozen countries. Her observations on cultural practice can be found on Twitter @Makerthinker. She holds a BFA in Film and Television and MA in Africana Studies from NYU.

Julie Orringer is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow and the author of two award-winning books: The Invisible Bridgea novel, and How to Breathe Underwater, a collection of stories. She is a graduate of Cornell University, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the Stegner Fellowship Program at Stanford, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. She has taught fiction writing at Iowa, Stanford, Columbia, Michigan, NYU, and Brooklyn College.