Craig Hadley is Director/Curator with Rank of Assistant Professor at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He is charged with overseeing the programs, operations, and expenditures of the Peeler Art Center’s 7,500 square feet of exhibition space and the University’s permanent collection of 3,500 objects. His primary responsibilities include organizing 10-12 exhibitions annually, developing museum policies and procedures in accordance with museum best practices, mentoring undergraduate students, and collaborating with the university’s development office. He also teaches introductory courses and workshops in museum studies. Prior to his tenure at DePauw University, he held various curatorial, education, and collections positions at the Wright Museum of Art (Beloit College), the Field Museum, the Indiana State Museum, the Logan Museum of Anthropology (Beloit College), and the Missouri History Museum.
Most recently, Mr. Hadley lectured on the curatorial legacy and interpretation of Japanese-American incarceration, and edited and published a full color 88-page catalog of the University’s comprehensive collection of Tibetan religious art. A digital copy of the catalog can be accessed here. He also writes occasionally for the Institute of Museum & Library Services UpNext blog.
Mr. Hadley holds a master’s degree in History and Museum Studies from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with minors in Museum Studies and Asian Studies from Beloit College. He is an active board member of the Association of Academic Museums & Galleries and also serves as an occasional grant reviewer for the Institute of Museum & Library Services and the National Endowment for the Humanities.