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Advisory Board

The Center for Austrian Studies depends on a small group of dedicated staff, faculty, ex-officio, and community members to advise the director. Many have served for years, and we are grateful for their feedback and support.

Name Position
Gary Cohen Emeritus Professor, Department of History
Evelyn Davidheiser Director, Institute for Global Studies
Michael Gaudio Chair, Department of Art History
Jeanne Grant Professor, Department of History, Metropolitan State University
Michael Haider Director, Austrian Cultural Forum New York
Jennifer Hammer Program Coordinator, Center for Austrian Studies
Michael Houston Associate Dean and Ecolab-Pierson M. Grieve Chair in International Marketing, Carlson School of Management
Kathryn Keefer
Ex officio
Community Liaison
Lyndel King
Ex officio
Director, Weisman Art Museum
Howard Louthan
Ex officio
Director, Center for Austrian Studies
Alice Lovejoy Associate Professor, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
Roberta Maierhofer American Studies, University of Graz
Charlotte Melin
Ex officio
Chair, Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
Leslie Morris Associate Professor, Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
Daniel Necas Immigration History Research Center Archives
Karen Painter Department of Music
Jim Parente Director, Center for German and European Studies
Andrzej Piotrowski Professor, School of Architecture
Thomas Rassieur Prints and Drawings Department Head, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Klaas van der Sanden
Ex officio
Program Director, Institute for Global Studies
Jole Shackelford Assistant Professor, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Brian Vetruba European Studies Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
Ann Waltner
Ex officio
Chair, Department of History