2020 MAMA Board Election Slate

PRESIDENT (2020-2022)

AMANDA LANGENDOERFER, Truman State University

Amanda Langendoerfer holds the position of Associate Dean of Libraries for Special Collections and Museums at Pickler Memorial Library, Truman State University, where she has worked for 15 years. She is currently serving as Vice President for the Missouri Association for Museums and Archives and has been member of that board since 2016. A strong supporter of the community engagement and experiential learning often found in cultural organizations, she is a former board president for the Kirksville Arts Association and is President Elect of the Rotary Club of Kirksville. Langendoerfer obtained an MLIS from the University of Missouri and has a certificate of proficiency in History of the Book in Continental Europe and Great Britain from Rare Book School.

VICE-PRESIDENT (2020-2022)

CHRISTOPHER ALAN GORDON, Missouri Historical Society

Christopher Alan Gordon serves as the Director of Library and Collections for the Missouri Historical Society. Prior to 2007, he worked in the Society's archives department and held the position of head archivist. He co-chaired the Association of St. Louis Area Archivists, 2002-2006, and has served on the Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board since 2006. Gordon was the museum director of the Henry County Museum and Cultural Arts Center in Clinton, Missouri, 2000-2002. He is a graduate of Missouri State University. In addition to his work in the museum and archives field, Gordon is a historian and author of Fire, Pestilence, and Death: St. Louis 1849 which received an Award of Excellence by AASLH in 2019.


TARA LAVER, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Tara Laver has been the archivist at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City since January 2017. Before working at the museum, she held positions at the Louisiana State University Libraries Special Collections during her over 16-year tenure there, including Curator of Manuscripts, Interim Head of Special Collections, and Head of Public and Research Services. She received both her BA with a double major in history and broadcast journalism and MLIS from LSU, as well as completed graduate coursework in American history. She has been a certified archivist since 2004.


MARY VOGT MCINTOSH, Missouri State Archives

Mary Vogt McIntosh hails from rural Northeast Missouri near Kirksville. She holds a BA in History from Truman State University, and has been a field archivist with the Local Records Preservation Program, a division of the Missouri State Archives, for 28 years. She has maintained Certified Archivist status since 1999. She has greatly enjoyed serving on the MAMA board for the past two years, and would be honored to have the opportunity to serve a second term.


STEVEN J. HOFFMAN, Southeast Missouri State University

Steven J. Hoffman, Ph.D. is a professor of history and coordinator of the Historic Preservation program at Southeast Missouri State University where he teaches classes in Historic Preservation, American Architectural History, Urban Design and African-American history. His publications include Race, Class and Power in the Building of Richmond, 1870-1920 (McFarland, 2004), several National Register of Historic Places nominations, and articles on southern urban history. He earned a Master’s degree in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University and a Ph.D. in History from Carnegie Mellon University.



LINDSEY YOUNG, History Museum on the Square
Lindsey Young has a Master of Arts in history from Missouri State University and has been the archivist at the History Museum on the Square for over three years. Her passion as an archivist is to ensure that the archival collection is diverse, inclusive, and accessible


AMBER R. CLIFFORD-NAPOLEONE, University of Central Missouri

Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone (she/hers) is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the McClure Archives and University Museum at the University of Central Missouri. She holds two degrees in history, a terminal MS in Museum Science, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from KU. Her specializations include Bedouin material culture, Ki'che textiles, and the study of popular music.

MAGGIE MAYHAN, State Historical Society of Missouri

Maggie Mayhan grew up in the Show-Me State's capital city. She holds bachelor of arts and master's degrees in English from Truman State University. In her current role as the Assistant Director of Community Engagement at the State Historical Society of Missouri, she focuses on outreach, public relations, and event management.

Missouri Association for Museums and Archives, P. O. Box 996, Columbia, MO  65205


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