2020-21 Advisory Council Members
Angel Osorio (President)
Marty Rosenberg (Vice-President)
Helen Le Du
Rafael J. Miranda Mattei
Julie E. Kendall, Ph. D., is a Professor of Management in Rutgers School of Business-Camden, Rutgers University. She is a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute and recipient of IFIP’s Silver Core. Professor Kendall recently co-authored Systems Analysis and Design, 9th edition and has published over 70 research articles. Her research explores metaphors and storytelling in information systems; e-commerce for off-Broadway theaters; and corporate participation in open-source software development. Julie Kendall is a Lifetime Member of the American Theatre Wing and served as an evaluator for the Drama League in New York. She co-authored the Camden verses to the Rutgers Alma Mater, sung annually at commencement.
Helen Le Du is Director, Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis, at Campbell Soup Company, since April 2014. She is responsible for total company management financial reporting and analytics, summarizing results and providing insights to the CFO.
Camie Morrison, MBA, CRA, CAP, has been serving as the Director of Sponsored Research on the Rutgers University – Camden campus for over 11 years and in this capacity oversees all grants and contracts. She is President–elect of the Society of Research Administrator (SRA) Delaware Valley Chapter and also serves on SRA International’s Education and Professional Development Committee. She also serves as a member of Cherry Hill Township’s Art Board. She received her MBA from Temple University and her BA in Accounting from Rutgers University – Camden.
Rafael J. Miranda Mattei, born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, in 1984. He graduated from the School of Plastic Arts in 2008 with the title of BFA, with a concentration in Graphic Arts. Miranda distinguished himself in various scenarios of Puerto Rican plastic arts both with cultural management and exhibition spaces. He has worked as a scenic artist, as well as a prop and set designer for film, theater and local shops. He has exhibited his work in several prestigious institutions of the country as well as in several foreign cities such as New York, Miami, Buenos Aires and Santo Domingo among others. He currently serves as artist in residence of the Artist Studios of the White House of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture.
Angel M. Osorio, J.D. is a native of the City of Camden, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, a Juris Doctorate degree, and has years of experience in community outreach and civic engagement, urban renewal, crime prevention, youth programming and curriculum development. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University, teaching an Urban Studies Practicum. Professor Osorio is also the Chief Executive Officer of Camden’s non-profit District Council Collaborative Board (DCCB), which concentrates on improving conditions in the city through community outreach, data collection and analysis and problem-solving strategies. DCCB programs promote the arts as a means of lifting spirits and spurring revitalization, and her position on the council has helped her to achieve her goal of connecting her students and the larger community to the myriad of enriching programs and exhibits created and sponsored by RCCA.
Marty Rosenberg, (Ph.D. Art History, University of Pennsylvania) is Professor Emeritus of Art History, and former Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Rutgers-Camden, where he taught a wide variety of courses in 18th-21st century European and American Art, and Modern Architecture. As a feminist scholar he devoted much of his teaching, research, and publication, to contributing to the understanding of women’s contributions to art and culture. He is the author of several books and major exhibition catalogs, as well as numerous articles, catalog essays, and reviews. For over 20 years, he also played a major role in the largest effort ever to transform art education in the United States, an effort catalyzed by the J. Paul Getty Trust. In 1998-99, he served as Visiting Scholar at the Getty Education Institute for the Arts in Los Angeles, an invited position given to one person each year. Dr. Rosenberg has lectured at museums and universities throughout the United States and in China. He has also played a significant role in historic preservation and in commissioning major works of public art. Dr. Rosenberg has organized numerous exhibitions of contemporary art, many with a particular focus on works by women. Two of his exhibitions, organized with J. Susan Isaacs of Towson University, and the staff of the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, were national touring exhibitions after being shown at Rutgers-Camden: “A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art,” which toured to seven sites nationwide in 2009-2013, and “Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art,” which begins its national tour in 2019.
Oscar Holmes IV is an Assistant Professor of Management at Rutgers University School of Business where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Leadership and Organizational Behavior. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Management from the Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama. His research interests include examining how managers can maximize employee productivity by fostering more inclusive work environments that mitigate interpersonal and organizational threats. His research has been published in several academic outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal to name a few.
Andrea Kirsh is an art historian with experience in museums, community art centers, and public art. She has a longstanding interest in conservation, and was Adjunct Professor in the Conservation Department at the University of Delaware from 2003-2013. Yale University Press has just released a third paperback printing of her book Seeing Through Paintings; Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies, written with Rustin S. Levenson. She currently teaches museum studies at Rutgers, Camden and contributes regularly to the Artblog.
Bonnie Maradonna, Marketing Consultant, is a creative, analytical professional with extensive experience in marketing, merchandising, sales, and operations management. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rutgers – Camden and spent 20 years in Marketing at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware managing the marketing, merchandising and creative design for the direct mail catalogue. She has a great love for the arts, enjoys serving on the advisory council and supporting Rutgers – Camden.
Elinor Mattern, MFA, teaches English at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, NJ, and her poems and non-fiction have appeared in various journals and newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and was the recipient of the Director’s Award in Poetry. Some of her poems are posted at the FDU website, which can be accessed through www.webdelsol. She has also exhibited photographs and paintings, and speaks to groups on many aspects of creativity, culture and communication.
Julie Ruth is Professor of Marketing at Rutgers School of Business-Camden and area head for marketing, human resources and organizational behavior. Her teaching and research interests center on consumer behavior and consumer marketing strategies. She enjoys serving on the advisory council of the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, volunteering at Habitat for Humanity-Philadelphia, reading, bicycling, and being an ambassador for Rutgers-Camden.
Roberta K. Tarbell, is Professor Emerita of Art History, Rutgers University, Camden; Visiting Scholar, Center for American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Adjunct Professor of Art History, Winterthur Museum/ University of Delaware Preservation Studies Doctoral Program. Throughout her thirty-year career as a publishing scholar and professor of art history, she was always concurrently affiliated with both art conservation programs and various museums of art. Mother of three children in science careers and six grandchildren, she enjoys living in center city Philadelphia and traveling internationally with her husband, Karl F. Miller.
Zola Bryen is an artist who works in various media, exhibiting in venues throughout the region, and who has taught art to people of all ages. During the last 25 years she has concentrated on tile making, collaborating with architects and designers to create site-specific works for public and private domains. Her work can be seen at the Lindenwold and Ashland Stations of the PATCO Light Rail System. Her most recent project, two murals created for New Jersey Transit, will be installed in the spring in Newark, NJ.