Associate Director, External Relations and Operations
Nils works with the museum's director and senior staff on long-range institutional initiatives, including strategic planning, museum identity/branding, and the expansion and renovation of the building. He also manages an external relations area that has encompassed publishing, the digital museum, noncurricular campus engagement, events, public relations and marketing, and visitor services, as well as digital and printed content. He is further responsible for the day-to-day well-functioning of the museum, including ongoing security and building concerns. Nils graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in music in 1989 and completed an M.A. and Ph.D. in medieval studies at Cornell University in 1995 and 1998, respectively. He started at the Hood Museum of Art in 2000 as a part-time editor.