Briann Greenfield

Briann Greenfield
Executive Director, New Jersey (NJ)

Briann Greenfield joined the New Jersey Council for the Humanities as executive director in 2014. Under her leadership, the Council has extended its reach to new and underserved audiences. Previously, Dr. Greenfield was Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University where she directed the department’s Public History Program and taught widely across the curriculum. A cultural historian, Dr. Greenfield received her MA in Museum Studies and her PhD in American Studies from Brown University. She has held fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Winterthur Museum. She is the author of Out of the Attic: Inventing Antiques in Twentieth-Century New England (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009). Dr. Greenfield is an active member of the history community and has served on boards and committees for many organizations including Connecticut Humanities, Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut Explored magazine, New Jersey Historic Trust, and the National Council on Public History.