Building a Place for History
Briann G. Greenfield, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities with a mission of bringing the humanities programming to New Jersey residents. Previously, Briann was Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University where she directed the department’s Public History Program that prepares students to work in museums and historic preservation. Briann received her M.A. in Museum Studies and her Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University. Briann’s collections experience includes serving as a member of the Connecticut Historical Society’s Collections Steering Committee and Deaccession Task Force. She is the author of Out of the Attic: Inventing Antiques in Twentieth-Century New England (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009).