Lauren Boegen is the digital collections manager in the Adler’s Webster Institute for the History of Astronomy. Boegen is responsible for the management and preservation of the Adler’s digital collections, and is implementing a new digital asset management system. She holds an MA in museum studies from the George Washington University, and a BA in history and American studies from Illinois Wesleyan University.
Marvin Bolt, Ph.D., is the Adler‘s vice president for collections. He has a BA in physics from Calvin College, an MA in philosophy, and an MA and Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science from the University of Notre Dame, where he is an adjunct professor. Bolt has held curatorial positions at the Adler since 1996, curating numerous exhibitions and sky shows. He has authored and co-authored volumes on the Adler’s collection of astronomical artifacts, written articles for national and international professional journals, and served as referee for NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and various journals. His ongoing research on sixteenth and seventeenth century telescopes is funded by NSF and NEH.
Jennifer Brand is collections manager in the Adler’s Webster Institute for the History of Astronomy. Brand holds a BFA in Art History and a BFA in metalsmithing from the University of Illinois. She has over ten years experience at the Adler in all aspects of collections care and management. As collections manager, Brand is responsible for the documentation, care, and preservation of physical Adler collections. Her interests include book, paper, and object conservation in museum collections.
Jodi Lacy is archivist and digital projects manager in the Adler’s Webster Institute. Lacy holds an MA in public history from Loyola University Chicago and a BA in history and English from Marquette University. She is currently pursuing a Digital Archives Specialist certificate through the Society of American Archivists. Lacy is responsible for archival collections, the production of the multi-volume collections catalog, and the collections access initiative to implement an integrated collections management database.
Jill Postma is the librarian in the Adler's Webster Institute. Postma has an MLIS from Dominican University and a BA from the University of St. Francis. She is involved in several professional organizations, including the Special Libraries Association and is a member of the Advisory Council for the GSLIS at Dominican University. At the Adler, Postma is responsible for acquisitioning, cataloging, and organizing over 6,000 books and subsequent records.
Bruce Stephenson, Ph.D., is a curator in the Adler’s Webster Institute. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago, where he is an associate member of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. At the Adler since 1995, Stephenson has curated several exhibitions and co-authored books and articles on the collections. He is also the author of Kepler's Physical Astronomy and of The Music of the Heavens: Kepler's Harmonic Astronomy.