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John began his career in the visual resources/image management profession in 1982. He has a B.A. and M.A. in art history as well as formal training in collections management. He has directed the image collections at George Washington University, Oberlin College, The Ohio State University, and the University of Michigan. Since 2000 he has been the Director of the Visual Media Lab at Duke University. During the past twenty years he initiated the digital imaging programs in the art and art history image collections at The Ohio State University (1994), University of Michigan (1999), and Duke University (2001). As the Director of the Visual Media Lab at Duke, he oversees all aspects of the digital and analog visual media collections (digital assets management, personnel, budget, facilities, user services, instruction), and also manages the department’s publication and communication program and the department’s building exhibition spaces. John served for ten years as editor of the VRA Bulletin, the journal of the Visual Resources Association, the international organization of image media professionals. In addition to extensive involvement in publications and educational programs in image management, John is currently exploring and researching the use of images and metadata in the digital humanities and their support requirements.

Education

B.A., Art History, John Carroll University, 1979
M.A., Art History, George Washington University, 1983

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