Instructor Bios

Kathleen Haughey
Kathleen Haughey is the Vermont Folklife Center's Director of Education. She has a diverse background in education, ethnomusicology, collaborative ethnography, and public humanities administration. As a PhD student in Ethnomusicology at Brown University, Kathleen co-led an audio and video documentary project with MbyŠ-Guarani musicians in southern Brazil. Kathleen also has years of experience as an educator, having taught in both K-12 and higher education settings. She has additional years of experience teaching early childhood music and cello in private music studios. Kathleen received a BA in Hispanic Studies and a BM in Cello Performance from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, and a MA in Ethnomusicology at Brown University in Providence, RI.

Erica Heilman
In 2003, Erica Heilman moved back to Vermont, had a baby, and started collaborating with Greg Sharrow at the Vermont Folklife Center. She's been producing radio and audio work ever since. Her work has aired on NPRís Day to Day, Hearing Voices, KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston, VPR, and other public radio affiliates nationwide. She currently produces the podcast, Rumble Strip Vermont.

Andy Kolovos
Andy Kolovos is the Vermont Folklife Centerís Co-Director and Archivist. He holds a Ph.D. in Folklore and Ethnomusicology and an MLS, both from Indiana University. His professional work focuses on ethnographic archives, audio preservation, audio field recording, and the use of audio in ethnographic documentary. His research examines the history of folklore archives, and contemporary practice in folklore/folklife/ethnographic archival collections. He consults across the US and Canada on audio field recording for ethnography, archival preservation of ethnographic materials, and audio preservation digitization. He created and maintains the VFC's online Field Guides and their widely-cited Digital Audio Field Recording Equipment Guide.

Myles David Jewell
Myles Jewell is the Vermont Folklife Center's Education Outreach/Media Instructor and a freelance filmmaker. He graduated from the University of Vermont, where he double majored in English and Anthropology with a Film Studies minor. He then went on to earn a Master of Arts from New York University with an Advanced Certificate in the Program of Culture and Media (technical training in Documentary and Ethnographic filmmaking). After graduate school, Myles began making documentaries (, and experimental films full time ( To supplement his filmmaking career, he also developed media literacy workshops to promote minimal resource filmmaking in disenfranchised areas. He ran workshops for the San Francisco Film Societyís Filmmaker in the Classroom Program and ran his own independent workshops in the Bay Area, Boston, and Los Angeles.

Greg Sharrow
Greg Sharrow serves as VFC's Co-Director. Sharrow brings to the Center a history of academic excellence and years of teaching experience. He holds a BA from Oberlin College, a MEd from UVM and has his PhD in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. Sharrow taught at the Braintree School in the Orange Southwest Supervisory Union (Vermont) for several years and was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year for that district in 1983. He was also appointed as the Mellon Graduate Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania for the 1987-88 Academic Year. His current research interests include the interplay of folklife and personal identity and the role that culture plays in our construction of self.
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