Meet Our Staff

Dr. Jill Deupi, Founding Director and Chief Curator

bell_deupiDr. Jill Deupi received her BA from Mt. Holyoke College, where she majored in Political Science and French Literature. She went on to complete a law degree, graduating summa cum laude from American University's Washington College of Law. Dr. Deupi was admitted to the Virginia State Bar prior to relocating to London, England. While in the UK, she worked at the Royal Academy of Arts, in addition to earning a Master's Degree in the history of art at the University of London's Birkbeck College. Dr. Deupi was awarded her Ph.D., with distinction, by the University of Virginia. A recipient of the two-year Marian and Andrew Heiskell/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize Fellowship, she wrote her doctoral dissertation on 18th-century art and cultural politics. Dr. Deupi's other honors include a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Travel Grant, a three-year President's Fellowship at the University of Virginia, election to the University of Virginia's Society of Fellows, honors degrees from both Birkbeck and Mt. Holyoke and, most recently, a History of Art Grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. In addition to the Royal Academy of Arts, Dr. Deupi has worked at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Snite Museum of Art, the National Gallery (Washington, D.C.), and the Wallace Collection. Read more

Dr. Katherine Schwab, Curator of the Plaster Cast Collection

Dr. Katherine Schwab received her B.A. from Scripps College, where she majored in Ancient Greek Civilization. Subsequently, she earned her M.A. in Art History from Southern Methodist University, and her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Dr. Schwab joined the faculty at Fairfield University in 1988. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Art History and, since 1991, Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Plaster Cast Collection at Fairfield. Her research area is Greek Art with particular focus on the Parthenon metopes. Dr. Schwab has been awarded three separate fellowships (both pre- and post-doctoral) by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in addition to the Robert E. Wall Award at Fairfield, as well as other honors and grants in support of her research on the Parthenon Metopes, the Caryatid Hairstyling Project, and restoration work on the plaster cast collection. Grayscale scans of her research drawings are on permanent display in the Parthenon Gallery of the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece. Her publications include several book chapters and journal articles and, most recently, exhibiting her original Parthenon drawings. Among her many contributions of service to the University, Dr. Schwab was the inaugural faculty member on the College of Arts and Sciences Board of Advisors, as well as Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and Director of the Art History Program. She represents Fairfield University on the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Read more

Carey Mack Weber, Registrar and Collections Manager

bell_cweberCarey Mack Weber has over 20 years of experience working with art objects. After graduating from Connecticut College with a B.A. in Art History and winning the Lyman Allan Museum Prize for Excellence in Art History, Carey spent a decade working in fine art galleries in New York City. Starting as a registrar and quickly rising to gallery director, Carey mastered all aspects of the care, handling, and documentation of art objects. As Fairfield University's Visual Resources Curator since 2005, Carey has led the transition of the Art History program from slides to digital images. She has worked closely with the Art History faculty to build an important collection of images for teaching. She also serves as the Coordinator of Traveling Exhibitions, currently managing two photography shows that have travelled to universities around the country. As the Registrar and Collections Manager of the Bellarmine Museum of Art, Carey is responsible for the complete documentation and management of the works in the Bellarmine Museum of Art's collection. She also handles all incoming and outgoing loans to the museum, as well as coordinating exhibition installations and student staffing.