The Da Vinci Institute includes representatives from the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, Ivy Tech Community College, the University of Evansville, and the University of Southern Indiana. In addition, representation from Evansville cultural organizations and from the community ensures a variety of disciplinary and cultural perspectives. The core committee will change as necessary to adequately support current initiatives.
The Da Vinci Institute meets quarterly and on an as-needed basis, serving the community through its network of support.
The Vanderburgh Community Foundation serves as the fiscal agent for the Da Vinci Institute.
Co-Chairs for 2013 are Karen Ellerbrook and Dr. Sharon Kazee.
Da Vinci Institute Committee Members
Vic Chamness, Ed.D.
Director of Science, Health, PE and Digital Resources, EVSC
Dr. Sharon Kazee
Educational Consultant, Community Volunteer
Shannon R. Strieter
Senior Transformation Strategist – Instruction and Data Management, EVSC
Chief Development Officer, Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana
Associate Professor of Art History, University of Evansville
Executive Director, Vanderburgh Community Foundation
R. Scott Lank
Professor/Director, Department of Theatre, University of Evansville
Thomas A. Wilhelmus, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of English, University of Southern Indiana
Professor of Theatre History and Criticism, University of Evansville
Indiana Arts Commissioner, Civic Volunteer
Dr. John Scott Foster, Ph. D.
Executive Director, Wesselman Nature Society
Curator of Education, Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science