Museum Directors

Andrew L Maske

 Dr. Andrew Maske is the Director of the Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology. Trained as an art historian, he served as Curator of Japanese Art at the Peabody Essex Museum, and has taught Asian art history at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Kentucky. His research interests include traditional and contemporary Asian ceramics, the history and practice of Japanese tea ceremony chanoyu, Japanese woodblock prints, the history of collecting, and Japanese Edo period culture. Dr. Maske is also recruiting MA and PhD students for the Graduate Certificate in Museum Practice.



Dr. Megan McCullen is the Associate Director of the Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology and Director of the WSU Planetarium. As Associate Director Dr. McCullen's duties include oversight of the collections, NAGPRA compliance, museum researchers and volunteers, and day-to-day management of the facility. Dr. McCullen is an archaeologist and ethnohistorian with research interests in the protohistoric period of the Great Lakes region. Dr. McCullen has worked in museums since she was an undergraduate student, and her research has been based on the analysis of archaeological collections curated at several museums across the Midwest. She has participated in excavations throughout the Midwest and Great Plains, along with projects in New Jersey and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.



Affiliated Faculty


Dr. Tamara Bray



Dr. Tamara L. Bray




Headshot of Thomas Killion



Dr. Thomas W. Killion 




Krysta Ryzewski



Dr. Krysta Ryzewski 






Randy Haas Headshot



Dr. Randy Haas 





Affiliated Graduate Students

Carly Slank - Graduate Teaching Assistant

John Cardinal - Graduate Research Assistant


Student volunteers 

The bulk of work that happens in the museum is done by student employees and volunteers.  To become a volunteer in the Museum of Anthropology, e-mail  If you are a Wayne State student that has accepted work-study as part of a federal financial aid package you are also eligible to work at the Museum.  Please send an e-mail with a resume and evidence of your work-study eligibility to us at the same address.


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