Workshop Staff

Workshop Staff, Host Curators and Guest Scholars

Workshop Staff

NEH_image_Howell125Lucie Howell, Project Co-Director, is Chief Learning Officer. Lucie leads and manages the Learning & Engagement team and its projects, programs and products, including curriculum development, professional development, and experiential learning opportunities. A trained engineer and former science teacher, Lucie has extensive experience creating science professional development and curriculum, in formal and informal settings. Lucie will provide vision for the workshop, and will help select applicants. Observing the 2017 workshop during her first year at THF, Lucie suggested changes including more variability and flexibility in the schedule and bringing in the Model I Actions and Habits of Innovators.
Phil Grumm, Project Co-Director, is the Manager, Innovation & Interdisciplinary Learning. In his 8 years at The Henry Ford, he has worked to develop the organization’s digital learning resources like the Innovate Curriculum ( , delivered Innovation Learning professional development, and created immersive experiences for both educators and students that incorporate artifacts and stories from the collections of The Henry Ford. Phil will work on workshop design, logistics, recruitment, and application selection. He has supported several of the organization’s past NEH Landmarks America’s Industrial Revolution workshops. Phil holds an M.A. in History, Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University.
Alex CavineeAlex Cavinee, Workshop Coordinator, is a dedicated, part-time staff member who assists the project co-directors. She is responsible for workshop recruitment, communications, application processing and logistics, and is the “point of contact” for applicants.
Workshop Assistant: A part-time staff member will assist with support work of the two workshops.

Host Curators
Host curators provide examples of how The Henry Ford's collections relate to the social and technological history shared by the scholars.

Matt AndersonMatt Anderson is the John and Horace Dodge Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford. Matt is responsible for the extensive collection of historic automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, railroad locomotives, horse-drawn vehicles and aircraft at The Henry Ford. He has a B.A. and M.A. in History, with a concentration in Public History, both from Western Michigan University. 
NEHStaff_image_GreutherMarc Greuther Vice President of Historical Resources and Chief Curator at The Henry Ford and will be responsible for advising on the workshop’s intellectual content and ensuring that site visits address appropriate themes with key artifacts. He has a B.A. from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London and over 15 years of experience working with industrial technology and historical machinery.
NEHStaff_image_GallerneauxKristen Gallerneaux is Curator of Communications and Information Technology at The Henry Ford. Kristen focuses on artifacts that demonstrate the broad impact of communications and information technology on everyday life. She has an M.F.A. in Printmaking at Wayne State University and an M.A. in Folklore from the University of Oregon. She is currently completing a dissertation for a Ph.D. in Art Practice: Art History, Media Theory, and Criticism at the University of California at San Diego.
NEHStaff_image_HeadMillerJeanine Head Miller, Curator of Domestic Life at The Henry Ford, is responsible for the collections and interpretation pertaining to daily life within the home. She has worked with many teachers on Teaching American History grant projects. She earned her M.A. from Wayne State University and has 25 years’ experience writing and directing living history and dramatic presentations.
Debra ReidDebra Reid, Curator of Agriculture and the Environment, curates collections documenting farming from stoop labor to internal combustion engines to the production revolution, and back again to organic, slow food and grow-local alternatives. She has experience and has published pieces about K-12 pedagogy and agriculture. She has added more learning-by-doing and African-American agriculture stories into the 2019 workshop, and spearheaded a change to better represent crops grown at Susquehanna Plantation. She is the author of Interpreting Agriculture at History Museums and Historic Sites and has over thirty years of experience working in museums. She holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and M.A.s from Baylor University and State University of New York/Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies.

Guest Scholars
Each day, a guest scholar guides teachers through an overview of the social and technology history of a different aspect of the Industrial Revolution.

NEHStaff_image_CaseyRobert H. Casey is an automotive historian and author of The Model T: A Centennial History, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2008. As a world-renowned expert on transportation and automotive history, Casey is a much sought-after spokesperson by national and international media outlets and is a frequently quoted source in national publications such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Casey will join us on Friday to discuss Henry Ford’s use of the assembly line.
NEHStaff_image_ClarkDaniel J. Clark is the Associate Professor of History at Oakland University where he teaches courses on American Labor History and Twentieth-Century U.S. Social History. He received a Ph.D. from Duke University. Clark is the author of Disruption in Detroit: Autoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom.
NEHStaff_image_GabinNancy Gabin is a faculty member in the Department of History at Purdue University and teaches courses in American women’s history, labor history, U.S. history and the 1960s. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Cornell University published her book Feminism in the Labor Movement: Women and the United Auto Workers, 1935-1975.
NEHStaff_image_HershockMartin Hershock Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters and Professor of History, University of Michigan-Dearborn where he teaches courses on the 19th-century United States. His most recent book is A New England Prison Diary: Slander, Religion and Markets in Early America. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Nineteenth-Century American History.
NEHStaff_image_HurtR. Douglas Hurt received his Ph.D. from Kansas State University and is Head of the History Department at Purdue University. He is a past president of the Agricultural History Society and has served as the editor of the international journal for agricultural history entitled Agricultural History. His most recent book, The Green Revolution: Science, Politics, and Unintended Consequences, is currently under review.
NEHStaff_image_IsraelPaul B. Israel is director and general editor of the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University. The Edison Papers provides leadership in publishing and developing the documentary legacy of America’s most prolific inventor and innovator. Dr. Israel is the author of Edison: A Life of Invention (Wiley, 1998), which was awarded the Dexter Prize by the Society for the History of Technology.