Office Staff

Scott H. Harris, Executive Director of University of Mary Washington Museums

Scott Harris became director of the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library in July 2011, following ten years as director of the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park (administered by Virginia Military Institute).  From 1988 to 2001, Scott was the first curator of the Manassas Museum and later director of historic resources for the City of Manassas, Virginia.  Prior to his work in Manassas, he was a consulting historian with the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities in Richmond and an historical interpreter with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  He has been a board member of the New Market Area Chamber of Commerce, Prince William County/Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Shenandoah Valley Travel Association, and Virginia Civil War Trails, Inc.  He is a past president of the Virginia Association of Museums and serves as a peer reviewer for the Museum Assessment and Accreditation programs of the American Association of Museums.

Scott received his BA with honors in History and Historic Preservation from the University of Mary Washington in 1983.  In 1988, he received an MA in History and Museum Administration from the College of William and Mary. Scott is also a graduate of the Seminar for Historical Administration, the nation’s oldest advanced museum professional development program.

Contact Scott at 540/654-1043 or by e-mail.

Jarod Kearney, Assistant Director and Curator

Jarod Kearney began as curator of the James Monroe Museum and Library in November 2011. Previously, he was curator of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton, Virginia, and prior to that curator of the Rye Historical Society in New York. He has been director of the Hallockville Museum Farm and Folklife Center on Long Island, and worked at the Greensboro Historical Museum in North Carolina. Jarod received his MA in Museum Studies and BA in History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Contact Jarod at 540/654-2112 or by e-mail.

Lindsey Crawford, Public Programs Coordinator

 Lindsey Crawford became Public Programs Coordinator at the Museum in Febuary 2019. However, her relationship with the Museum began in 2018, when she was a Bowley Scholar for the 2017-18 academic school year.  She is a University of Mary Washington alumna, with a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation and a minor in museum studies. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in elementary education at UMW. Her twin loves of history and education fuel her passion for public programming in a museum setting.

Lindsey has worked with a diverse array of historical organizations including Fort Pitt Museum and Carnegie Museum of Art (both in Pittsburgh, PA); Dahlgren Heritage Museum (Dahlgren, VA); National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington, DC); and Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum (Chantilly, VA). Some of her favorite museum experiences have been in Fredericksburg. These include work at the Mary Washington House; Children’s Museum of Richmond; Gari Melchers Home and Studio; and a Bowley Scholar at the James Monroe Museum.

When she’s not in the museum you can spot Lindsey spending too much money at Riverby Books, drinking coffee at Agora, or enjoying the latest art at LibertyTown Arts Workshop. 

Contact Lindsey at 540/654-2111 or by e-mail.

Bethel Mahoney, Office and Store Manager

As the Museum’s Office and Store Manager, Bethel provides administrative support to the staff and has frequent contact with business vendors and the general public. Management of the Museum Store encompasses all aspects of financial accounting, merchandise buying, new product development, and marketing. As the Office and Store Manager she also fulfills an administrative role for the Friends of the James Monroe Museum and our advisory body, the Board of Regents. Bethel is an alumna from The University of Mary Washington, with a bachelor’s degree in Music. In her spare time, Bethel enjoys photography and playing a diverse array of instruments.

Contact Bethel at 540/654-1123 or by e-mail.


Visitor Services Staff

Pat Baughman, Sherri Curtis, Carrie Dotson, Katie Finch, Kate Logan, Danette Pisarcik, Susan Prescott, Keren Pritchett, Cathleen Romine, Heidi Stello, Charles Tate III, Linda Westerman, John Harris, and Connie Brady.

Bowley Scholars

Gracie Hardy and Megan Milonovich are our Bowley Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year.