Our board


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Board members

Beth Harris
Beth is co-founder and executive editor for Smarthistory and faculty emeritus at Khan Academy. Previously, she was the first director of digital learning at The Museum of Modern Art, where she started MoMA Courses Online and co-produced educational videos, websites and apps. And before joining MoMA, Beth was Associate Professor of art history and director of distance learning at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Dr. Lauren G. Kilroy-Ewbank
Lauren brings experience teaching as a professor of art history and humanities to the Smarthistory Board. Besides teaching courses focused on pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, global Renaissance, and Native American art, she also has interests in the digital humanities and pedagogy. She is currently an Associate Professor at Pepperdine University.

Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis (chair)
Lizzie brings her expertise in Islamic and Roman architecture, art and archaeology, as well as in digital scholarship and pedagogy to the Smarthistory Board. She has served on the Governing Board of the Archaeological Institute of America. She is currently an Assistant Professor at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York and the Deputy Executive Officer of the M.A. in Liberal Studies.

Maura Miller
Maura is Special Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell, focusing on white collar criminal defense and investigations.  Her work has required extensive travel, and she tries to squeeze in museum visits whenever she can.  She currently collects the art of her four year old daughter Rory who is extremely prolific in a variety of media.  She also is a member of the board of the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert which provides legal and social services to breast cancer victims and their families.

Matthew Postal
Matt is an architectural historian based in New York City.  A member of the research staff at the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, he also teaches in the graduate program at the New York School of Interior Design and at Lewis & Clark College.

Kristina van Dyke
Kristina brings Smarthistory a passion for museum collections and a unique perspective as an Africanist. Now an independent scholar, she was formerly Director of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and prior to that, Curator for Collections and Research at the Menil Collection.

Minli Virdone
Minli brings her experience in education, technology and business to the Smarthistory Board. She’s the Director of Business Operations for LinkedIn’s Lynda product, and was the Head of Strategy at Khan Academy where she was responsible for partnerships, programs and development.

Steven Zucker
Steven is co-founder and executive editor for Smarthistory and faculty emeritus at Khan Academy. Previously, he was chair of the department of the history of art and design at Pratt Institute and before that, he was dean of the School of Graduate Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY and chair of their art history department. He has taught at The School of Visual Arts, Hunter College, and at The Museum of Modern Art.