Deborah Emmons-Andarawis

Deborah Emmons-Andarawis

Adjunct Faculty
Department of History

MA, University at Albany

BA, Barnard College & Columbia University

Deborah Emmons-Andarawis portrait

An alumna of the University at Albany’s Public History Program, Deborah Emmons-Andarawis came to Historic Cherry Hill as Curator in 2008 and became Director in 2017. Over her tenure, Deborah has overseen a major restoration project (including packing and reinstallation of collections), collaborated on numerous interpretive programs, and enhanced the profile of Historic Cherry Hill’s Edward Frisbee Center for Collections & Research. Under her leadership, the museum has launched a reinterpretation project funded by the Institute of Museum & Library Services; a research, digitization, and education project, “Historical African American Experiences at Cherry Hill,” funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities; and a series of place-based theatrical performances in partnership with Siena College and NorthEast Theatre Ensemble.  Emmons-Andarawis has served as a panelist and field reviewer for New York State Council on the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She is an alumna of the Attingham Summer School, has been published in History News, the official magazine of the American Association for State and Local History, and has presented at several conferences of the Museum Association of New York.