2016-2017 Advisory Council Members

Chair: Angel Osorio

Vice-Chair: Zola Bryen

Secretary: Elinor Mattern

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. 

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. www.thekendalls.or

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.

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. 

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. 

Past Members

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.

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.