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

Pat Bateman

Chief Development Officer, Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana

Heidi Strobel

Associate Professor of Art History, University of Evansville

Scott Wylie

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

Diane Brewer

Professor of Theatre History and Criticism, University of Evansville

Karen Ellerbrook

Indiana Arts Commissioner, Civic Volunteer

Dr. John Scott Foster, Ph. D.

Executive Director, Wesselman Nature Society

Karen Malone

Curator of Education, Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science

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