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Our Staff

Marilyn P. Whittington

Executive Director

Marilyn WhittingtonMarilyn Whittington holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and a Master’s degree from Central Michigan University. A native Delawarean, she began her career as a professor at Delaware Technical and Community College and later taught in the US Virgin Islands. Since returning to Delaware, she served on the board of numerous civic and community organizations until joining DH over a decade ago.

Ciera H. Fisher

Program Officer

Ciera FisherCiera Fisher comes to Delaware Humanities from the museum world. At DH Ciera works with programs including Literature and Medicine, Speakers Bureau and Visiting Scholars, and the Annual Lecture. As a newcomer to Delaware, she has enjoyed learning more about the First State’s history and culture.

Erin O’Brien

Grant Officer

Erin O’Brien is pleased to join the DH staff as the Grant Officer, after years spent working in the museum sector. A passionate arts and humanities advocate and educator, Erin is excited to play a hands-on role with the grant-making process; from inception to implementation, and finally evaluation.

Bob Bercaw

Fiscal Officer

Bob Bercaw has been with Delaware Humanities as the Fiscal Officer for over five years. He has extensive experience working with other non-profits as both an accountant and as a consultant. He received a degree in Fine Arts from St. Andrews University in North Carolina, and spent many years working in the field of education, teaching English as a Second Language, administering International Student Exchange programs, and as a college registrar. He then received training as an accountant and tax-preparer and has been working in this field for over 25 years.

Lisa G. Dill

Communications Officer

Lisa G. Dill joined Delaware Humanities in 2016. She has been a professional writer and adjunct professor throughout the Delaware Valley for more than ten years, currently teaches writing and environmental humanities at the University of Delaware, and is working on a book about the Missouri River.

Calendar

October 21, 2017 10:00 am
@Dover International Speedway
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Dover, Delaware
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October 21, 2017 10:00 am
@Dover International Speedway
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Dover, Delaware
October 22, 2017 2:00 pm
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@Bethel Museum
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Bethel, Delaware
October 27, 2017 1:00 pm
Speaker: Jean Norvell
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@Manor House
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Seaford, Delaware
October 28, 2017 1:00 pm
Speaker: Jean Norvell
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@New Castle Court House Museum
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New Castle, Delaware

Newsworthy

  • Delaware Voice Column From DHC Chair Dr. Susan West

    April 17, 2017

    Read Dr. West’s article asking Congress to support NEH funding in the new budget. Also included are links to additional support for NEH/NEA/CPB.

     

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  • In Memoriam: Delaware Humanities Speaker Joel Glazier

    July 11, 2017

    Delaware Humanities both mourns and celebrates the life of Delaware Humanities Council board member and Speaker’s Bureau lecturer Joel F. Glazier, who died in Wilmington on Friday, July 7.

     

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  • How We Met

    August 3, 2017

    Stella and Zehra, our teen interns for the summer, recount the story of how they met.  Be sure to check back over the next six weeks for future installments.

     

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  • Delaware Humanities Council posts filled

    August 8, 2017

    The Delaware Humanities Council elected Board officials and approved three new members at the June board meeting.  In early August, Governor John Carney re-appointed three board members as well.

     

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  • HumaniTeens: Cultural vs. Genetic Heritage

    August 10, 2017

    In this installment of HumaniTeens, Stella and Zehra relate taking ancestral DNA tests, their results, and what this meant to each of them.

     

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  • HumaniTeens: Newark Farmers Market

    August 18, 2017

    Have you seen the organic section in your local supermarket? The ethnic section? If you have, it’s probably small without a decent variety. “You could shop at five or six stores or just one.” Located on Kirkwood Highway in Newark, the Farmers Market serves a wide variety of cultures and peoples across the state.

     

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  • HumaniTeens: Biracial Students Share Their Perspectives

    August 24, 2017

    In this growing international community, biracial and intercultural relationships have skyrocketed. The amount of people who are biracial is at an all time high. However, these students face conflicting issues of identity and acceptance from an early age. Racial tensions within America have contributed to a rough experience. Additionally, within the families, there is a matter of acceptance from both sides. We spoke to three biracial students in an attempt to more deeply understand the struggles they experience as young Americans.

     

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