Collaboratory Staff

Kristin Hass

Faculty Coordinator

Professor of American Culture Kristin Hass has been with the Collaboratory since its inception. She is the author of Carried to the Wall: American Memory and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1998) and Sacrificing Soldiers on the National Mall (2013). Fields of study include: visual culture, material culture, museum studies, memory, 20th-century cultural history.

Sheri Sytsema-Geiger

Project Manager

In addition to working as a strategic partner with the Collaboratory’s Faculty Coordinator, as Project Manager Sheri is responsible for supporting the research teams with budgetary and financial issues, as well as providing reports and financial guidance related to Collaboratory funding policies.  In addition, she facilitates the grant application process, hiring of undergraduate and graduate student research assistants, and oversees the facilities and technologies needs of the Collaboratory and its teams.