Anne A. Verplanck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of American Studies, School of Humanities
American Studies MA Graduate Faculty
American Studies PhD Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6391
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W356
Mailing Address:
W356 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Dr. Anne Verplanck teaches courses in American art and visual culture, social and cultural history, American decorative arts and material culture, museum studies, and heritage studies. Prior to joining the Penn State Harrisburg faculty in 2010, she worked in the museum field for 30 years. Until 2009, she was the Curator of Prints and Paintings at Winterthur Museum, where she also served as Interim Director of Museum Collections and Interim Director of the Research Fellowship Program. In addition, she taught in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture/University of Delaware, and George Washington and George Mason universities. She has served in curatorial and consultant positions to numerous museums and historic sites and has lectured widely.

Research Interests
18th- and 19th-century American Art and History
American Portraiture
Public Heritage
Cultural History
American Material Culture
Philadelphia
Quaker material culture
The History of Photography