Staff

 

 

Eva Kirsch

Director
(909) 537-5493, ekirsch@csusb.edu

Education:
MA (Art History) University of Wroclaw, Poland 1984 MA (Exhibition Design and Museum Studies) California State University, Fullerton 1996

Eva Kirsch joined the museum staff as Director in 1998. Born in Poland where she lived until 1992, and educated as an art historian, she had worked as the curator of contemporary painting for the Museum of Silesia in Katowice from 1985 to 1992, organizing numerous permanent collection and visiting exhibitions and developing the museum's comprehensive permanent collection of post World War II paintings. After moving to California in 1992, Kirsch received her degree in exhibition design and held various positions in the museum, private and community college sector. During her long museum career, she has curated over 50 exhibitions, including a comprehensive exhibition about Renaissance art in the Upper Silesia for the Museum of Silesia, Wrestling with the Sublime: Contemporary German Art in California Collections for CSU, Fullerton, and Hellenistic Art from the J. Paul Getty Museum, Polish Art in Southern California Collections and Wonderlands and Realities: Best in Children's Book Illustration 1880-1940 for the Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, CSUSB. She has published close to 100 articles and catalog essays both in Polish and English.




John Fleeman
Exhibition Designer
(909) 537-7414, jfleeman@csusb.edu

John Fleeman joined the museum staff in 1997 as Exhibition Designer. Throughout his long museum career, John has coordinated the design and installation for numerous exhibitions. Among other positions, he worked as Preparator for the Norton Simon Museum of Art and Security Director for the Grand Rapids Art Museum. John received his B.A. in Fine Art from Western Michigan University, with a concentration in Painting and Art History. He is a member of the American Association of Museums and the Packing and Crating Information Network. In 2000, John received the President's Outstanding Employee of the Year Award from CSUSB and the Golden Apple Award.

 

Michael Beckley
Exhibition Preparator
(909) 537-7414

Michael Beckley joined the museum staff in 2005 as Exhibition Preparator. Michael is a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino, having received a B.A in Glass Art and an M.A. in Art with a concentration in Glass. He has also attended the International Glass Centre in West Midlands, England. Mike's work has been in several exhibitions since 1994. Prior to his position at RAFFMA, he worked at Cohn-Stone Glass Studio, Blow Zone Glass Studio and Tamar Glass in Cornwall England.



Stephanie MacLean
Marketing, Membership and Engagement Coordinator
(909) 537-3369 smaclean@csusb.edu

Stephanie MacLean joined the museum staff as Marketing, Membership & Collections Coordinator in December 2013. Stephanie is a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino, having earned a B.A. in Art History with a minor in Glass Art. In 2013, Stephanie received the President’s Team Achievement Award for her work on the Arts & Music Festival at CSUSB. She is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the American Advertising Federation and the Glass Art Societ and previously served as vice-chair of the Board of Directors of Arts Connection, the Arts Council of San Bernardino County.  Prior to this position, Stephanie worked at RAFFMA as an assistant registrar and an assistant to the PR/Development Coordinator.

 

Diana Nieto-Godinez
Administrative Support Coordinator
(909) 537-3374, dnieto@csusb.edu

Diana Nieto-Godinez joined the RAFFMA staff in September 2013 as the Administrative Support Assistant and Visitor Services Coordinator. Diana graduated from California State University, San Bernardino and achieved a Bachelors of Science Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Financial Planning. Prior to joining the RAFFMA staff Diana worked with elementary students as an English Learner’s Tutor, and has had management experience, each for three years.