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Sally Marie Yerkovich

Sally Marie Yerkovich, anthropologist, museum administrator. Foreign Language fellow National Defense Education Act, 1972.

Background

  • Yerkovich, Sally Marie was born on December 27, 1947 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Daughter of John Urosh and Rina Ann (Romiti) Yerkovich.

  • Education

    • AB, Connecticut College, 1969. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1976.

    Career

    • Assistant professor department English University Florida, Gainesville, 1976-1977. Arts specialist folk arts program National Education Association, Washington, 1977-1979. From program officer to dep director division public programs National Endowment of the Humanities, 1979-1986.

      Director museum programs South St. Seaport Museum, New York City, 1986-1992. Associate director Museum City of New York, 1992-1993. Visiting scholar department performance studies Tisch School Arts, New York University, New York City, 1993-1994.

      Deputy director Asian American Center Queens College, City University of New York, 1994-1996. Director Museum African Art, New York City, 1994-1995. Consultant New York History Society, 1995-1997.

      Executive director New Jersey History Society, New York City, since 1997. Panelist advancement program, folk arts program National Education Association, 1993, project evaluator folk arts program, 1991, 93. Panelist fellowships program National Endowment of the Humanities, 1986, panelist challenge grants program, 1989, 91, outside reviewer research program, 1990, museum program, 1992, panelist division state partnerships, 1995.

      Panelist arts exposure program New York City Department Cultural Affairs, 1987. Panelist museum aid program New York State Council on the Arts, 1987, panelist folk arts program, 1988-1991, chair, 1989-1990. Panelist American Coun Learned Society, 1989-1992.

      Consultant in field.

    Works

    • Editor: Keystone Folklore, 1973, Southern Folklore Quarterly, 1976-1977. Edition assistant Language in Society, 1974-1975. Contributing editor: Seaport Magazine, 1986-1992, Anthropology Newsletter, 1990-1992, 97-98.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Board directors American folklife Center, Library. Congress, 1979-1986, Citylore, 1990-1992. Fellow American Anthropological Association (nominations committee member 1985-1987, chair 1987).

    Member American Association Museum (board directors 1992-1995, surveyor museum assessment program, program chair 1994, chair long range planning committee 1994-1996, chair by laws committee since 1995), American Folklore Society (chair resolutions and evaluations committee 1977-1980, state the profession committee member 1985-1988, finance committee member 1989-1990), Council for Museum Anthropology (board directors 1988-1989, 92-94, vice president 1990-1992, program chair 1994, president 1996-1998), Semiotic Society of America (program committee member 1977-1979).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, cooking, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Lewis Michael Smoley, November 25, 1989.
    • father: John Urosh Yerkovich
    • mother: Rina Ann (Romiti) Yerkovich
    • spouse: Lewis Michael Smoley
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    Born December 27, 1947
    (age 68)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      Connecticut College
    • 1972
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1976
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1976 - 1977
      Assistant, professor department English University Florida
      Gainesville, Georgia, United States
    • 1977 - 1979
      arts specialist, folk arts program National Education Association
      Washington, United States
    • 1979 - 1986
      from program officer, to dep director division public programs National Endowment of the Humanities
    • 1986 - 1992
      director, museum programs South St. Seaport Museum
    • 1992 - 1993
      associate, director Museum City of New York
    • 1993 - 1994
      visiting scholar, department performance studies Tisch School Arts
    • 1994 - 1996
      deputy director, Asian American Center Queens College
    • 1994 - 1995
      director, Museum African Art
    • 1995 - 1997
      consultant, New York History Society
    • 1997
      executive, director New Jersey History Society
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