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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Staff

Ryan Hardesty

Executive Director, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections |

Hardesty joined Washington State University’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art curatorial team in 2014 as curator of art and exhibitions. He has curated a range of exhibition projects including Jim Dine: A Life in Printmaking, and more recently, Marie Watt: Companion Species (Underbelly), Jeffry Mitchell: Death of Buddha, and Persona: Portraiture from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer for the Olson Kundig designed museum facility’s ambitious 2018 slate of inaugural exhibitions. Prior to coming to WSU, Hardesty held a twelve-year tenure at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC), Spokane where he planned for 80+ exhibitions. Additional museum experience includes work with the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, MA), Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) and Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). Hardesty holds fine art degrees from the University of Washington and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He resides in Pullman with his wife and daughter, and maintains an ongoing interest in wandering cities and wild places alike.

Karey Strong

Deputy Director of Finance and Administration, Associate Director |

Karey Strong is the Deputy Director of Finance and Administration for the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University. She has been part of the WSU family for 24-years working in both small and large units within the WSU community. She has enjoyed working with a diverse population internally and externally, and working as a part of a dynamic team is her true passion.  In the past, she has specialized in managing administrative operations including strategic financial planning, project management, systems analysis and developing and implementing processes and procedures. Karey served the Human Development department for sixteen years managing budget and financial short- and long-term funding for the department for Teaching, Research and Extension, Graduate Study,  M.A. and Ph.D. programs. She enjoys spending time with her family and hilarious dog, as well as gardening and decorating.

Debby Stinson

Marketing and PR Manager |

Debby Stinson joined the museum as a freelance designer in 2005, then became the marketing and public relations manager in 2010. Presently she oversees all aspects of communication, graphic design, web design, advertising, media, and social media marketing. Her career began as an artist and graphic designer, with clients including: Starbucks, Barbie, Hooked on Phonics, Eddie Bauer, and Sun Health. Stinson graduated in 1985 from the Art Institute of Seattle. Her design work has garnered two bronze, two silver and a gold award over the years. In 2009, she was named a Bill Phillips Transformation Champion, has recently served two terms as president of the Colfax Arts Council, and lives in Wenatchee with her husband and daughter, where she enjoys art, meditation, cycling, and the natural world.

Ann Saberi

Collection Manager |

Ann Saberi has been a member of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art team since 2012, and currently serves as Collection Manager. She holds a BA and BFA from Washington State University, and an MA from New York University. At the museum, Ann enjoys working with the permanent collection and helping to install new exhibits, among other things. Born and raised on the Palouse, she loves cooking with her four children, riding her bike, and gardening.


Kristin Becker

Education Coordinator |

Kristin Becker is excited to join the museum as its education coordinator. She has been faculty in the Digital Technology and Culture program at WSU since 2010 and has also taught for the Department of Fine Arts. Kristin loves teaching about graphic design, typography, print culture, computers, and creativity. She is passionate about using the museum’s exhibitions and permanent collections in her teaching every semester and is eager to help other faculty, students, and community members see the educational potential of JSMA. Kristin’s teaching is informed by her training as a visual artist, printmaker, and photographer. She holds an MFA from Indiana University and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been exhibited at galleries throughout the United States as well as at the International Print Center New York. Her most recent creative challenge is the rearing of two small children, which she attempts with her wonderful husband in Moscow, ID. This position is sponsored by the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Endowment.

Sydney Jensen

Visitor Ambassador

Major | Apparel Design
What I love about the Museum |I really love how calming the Art Museum is and how its a place for unrestrained creativity and thought, its a great place to work and look for inspiration and help other people do the same.


Zahra Debbek

Visitor Ambassador

Major: Digital Technology & Culture (DTC)
Minor: Fine Arts
What I love about the Museum | I like being surrounded by so much creativity that keeps me and others inspired. Connecting with our community is another thing I highly admire the museum for, while also providing students with so many learning opportunities.

Imani Childs

Visitor Ambassador

Major: Fine Arts
Minor: French
What I love about the Museum | I love working in a creative space, in the world of art, I love knowing that I’m helping protect and preserve something I care and am passionate about


Museum Hours

The museum galleries are OPEN: Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-4:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., CLOSED: Sunday – Monday and University holidays. UPCOMING CLOSURE DATES: WSU spring vacation (March 14-18).


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1535 NE Wilson Road
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164

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