Faculty and Administration

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The six members of the Melville Society Cultural Project – who will serve as the Lead Faculty of the Institute – at the “Stump the Scholars” competition at the 21st Annual Moby-Dick Marathon at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in January of 2017.           ( photo courtesy of Robert K. Wallace )

Lead Faculty

Six Melville scholars from six different states who serve together as the Melville Society Cultural Project will be the principal faculty of the Institute along with Jeffrey Markham of New Trier High School: Jennifer Baker (New York University), Mary K. Bercaw Edwards (University of Connecticut), Chris Sten (George Washington University), Robert K. Wallace (Northern Kentucky University), as well as Wyn Kelley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Timothy Marr (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) who will serve as co-directors.

Read more about the Lead Faculty here.

Visiting Faculty include Michael Moore (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) and artist Matt Kish.

The Institute Administrator and Program Manager is Christina Turner (New Bedford Whaling Museum).