History of the Toledo Society – The Late Period (1995 to Present)

 

 

The Toledo Society was reactivated in 1995 with the first lecture season in fall 1995 to spring 1996. The principal force behind this effort was E. Marianne Stern, PhD (formerly a Curator of Roman Glass at the Toledo Museum of Art and now an independent scholar in the Netherlands). At the time she was a national lecturer for the AIA, which approached her about restarting the Toledo Society. Dr. Stern was assisted in this by Celinda Niggemyer and Judy Finkel with additional help provided by Richard M. Krill, PhD, Charles Terbille, PhD and Charles Williams, PhD, all future officers or trustees-at-large of the Society. Additional help on fund-raising was provided by Doreen Canaday Spitzer and Dorothy M. Price. Of these individuals, Dr. Krill was a former officer during the Toledo Society’s ‘middle period,’ and Ms. Spitzer, an archaeologist, was the daughter of Mariam C. Canaday, the Toledo Society’s former secretary and president. Ms. Spitzer was the wife of Lyman Strong Spitzer, a relative Sydney Spitzer and Carl B. Spitzer, both past presidents of the Society.

 

Kurt T. Luckner, the Toledo Society’s president during 1971-75 and Curator of Ancient Art at the Toledo Museum of Art died in 1995. Dr. Stern led the effort to establish an endowment for the Society in his name (“The Kurt T. Luckner Lecture Fund”), which now largely supports the chapter’s annual lecture program. Beginning in 2000, the Toledo Society began a close association with the TMA, which now co-sponsors and hosts nearly all the lectures.

 

 

Toledo Society Officers, 1995 to 2019

Year

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Corresponding Secretary

Membership Secretary

1995-96

Marianne Stern

Jack E. Romig

Celinda Niggemyer

Vickie Lynn Hauff

1996-97

Charles Terbille

Judith Finkel

Alice Weaver

1997-98

1998-99

Richard M. Krill

1999-2000

James A. Harrell

Steven Frushour

 

Mohamed El-Shafie

Judith Finkel

Celinda Niggemyer

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

Charles Terbille

Judith Ayoub

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

John Shearman

2006-07

2007-08

James A. Harrell

Lionel J. D. Sully

2008-09

Louis Benedict

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

Robert I. Finkel

2012-13

2013-14

Robert I. Finkel

Robert E. Mittelstaedt

2014-15

Andrea (Mall) Gardner

2015-16

2016-17
2017-18

2018-19

 

 

Toledo Society Trustees-at-Large, 1995 to 2019

Trustees (listed alphabetically)

Years

Judith Ayoub, PhD

2001-2002

Melissa Baltus, PhD   

2015-present

Barbara Baker

2009-present

Louis Benedict, JD, PhD

2004-2008

Thomas Bentley

2008-2012

Mounir El-Khatib, MD

1995-1998

Mohamed El-Shafie, MD

1998-2001, 2002-2013

Judith Finkel

1999-2000, 2002-present

Robert I. Finkel, MD

2007-2010

Steven Frushour

1998-1999

Sandi Glauser

2004-2013

James A. Harrell, PhD

1997-1998, 2005-2007, 2013-present

Karen Havens

1997-2002

Richard Hebein 2017-present

Lewis Heldt

2000-2003

Beverly Karp

2000-present

Richard M. Krill, PhD

1997-1998

Sandra Knudsen, PhD

2000-2012

Robert J. Lauer

1999-2002

Stephanie Langin-Hooper, PhD

2012-2014

Sean Leatherbury, PhD

2016-present

Adam Levine, PhD

2014-2018

Andrea (Mall) Gardner, MA

2011-2014

Lea McChesney, PhD

2009-2014

Marie Minniear

2001-2007

Willard Misfeldt, PhD

2012-2017

David Mittelstaedt, Maj. US Army, JD 2017-present

Robert E. Mittelstaedt, MA, LtC US Army

2006-2013

Richard Putney, PhD

2001-2004

Andrew Schneider, PhD

2002-2005

John Shearman

2004-2005, 2007-2010

Marianne Stern, PhD

1998-2001

Donald Stierman, PhD

2003-2012

Kristina Sully

2014-present

Charles Terbille, PhD 1998-2004, 2008-present

Thomas Zych, MA

2018-present

 

BACKGROUNDS OF PAST AND PRESENT OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES-AT-LARGE (1995 to 2019)

 

       Judith Ayoub, PhD (deceased)

              late Nursing Program Coordinator at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio

       Melissa Baltus, PhD  

Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toledo; does archaeological surveys and excavations in the American Midwest

       Barbara Baker  

avid ‘Arts’ supporter in Toledo and former Docent at the Toledo Museum of Art

       Louis Benedict, JD, PhD  

Attorney at Law in Bowling Green, Ohio, and Adjunct Professor at Bowling Green State University

       Thomas Bentley (deceased)

late Colonel in the US Army, and CEO of A. Bentley and Sons General Contractor and Engineers in Toledo

       Mounir El-Khatib, MD

retired physician of Internal Medicine at the Toledo Clinic in Toledo

       Mohamed El-Shafie, MD   

retired Pediatric Surgeon with the Children’s Medical Center of Northwest Ohio

       Judith Finkel (wife of Robert I. Finkel)

archaeology and ancient art enthusiast in Toledo

       Robert I. Finkel, MD (husband of Judith Finkel)

retired Rheumatologist at the Toledo Clinic in Toledo

       Steven Frushour

retired Associate Coordinator of Exhibitions at the Toledo Museum of Art

       Andrea (Mall) Gardner, MA 

Chief Registrar at the Toledo Museum of Art; has worked on archaeological excavations at Poggio Colla in Tuscany.

       Sandi Glauser

archaeology enthusiast in Toledo

       James A. Harrell, PhD 

retired Professor of Archaeological Geology at the University of Toledo; does geo-archaeological surveys in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries

       Vickie L. Hauff

              no information available

       Karen Havens  

retired Latin and Classics teacher at Notre Dame Academy in Toledo

       Richard Hebein, PhD

            retired Professor of Classics at Bowling Green State University

       Lewis R. Heldt (deceased)

late Child Psychologist for the Toledo Public Schools

       Beverly Karp

glass artist in Toledo and former editor for a national medical publication; has worked on archaeological excavations in England and on Mallorca and Easter Islands, and on archaeological documentation projects in Greece and Turkey.

       Richard Krill, PhD (deceased)

late Professor of Foreign Languages (Classics) and History at the University of Toledo

       Sandra Knudsen, PhD   

former Director of Publications and Curator of Ancient Art at the Toledo Museum of Art

       Robert J. Lauer (deceased)

late electrical engineer with the Haughton Elevator Division of the Toledo Scale Corp. and later Schindler Elevator Corp.

       Stephanie Langin-Hooper, PhD

former Assistant Professor of Ancient Art at Bowling Green State University

Sean Leatherbury, PhD

       Assistant Professor of Art History at Bowling Green State University

       Adam Levine, PhD  

Deputy Director of the Toledo Museum of Art; has worked on an archaeological excavation in New York and on archaeological documentation projects at the American Museum of Natural History and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

       Lea McChesney, PhD 

former Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toledo

       Marie Minniear  

archaeology enthusiast in Toledo and former president of the Black Swamp Archaeological Society

       Willard Misfeldt, PhD (deceased) 

retired Professor of Art History at Bowling Green State University

       David Mittelstaedt, Maj, JD

            retired Major in the US Army and currently an Attorney at Law in Toledo

       Robert Mittelstaedt, MA, LtC  

retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army; has worked on archaeological excavations in Jordan and Egypt

       Celinda Niggemyer

avid ‘Arts’ supporter in Toledo

       Richard Putney, PhD  

              retired Professor of Art History at the University of Toledo

       Jack E. Romig 

former Toledo police officer and now writer of mystery-suspense novels

       Andrew Schneider, PhD  

vice president of Archaeological Consultants of the Midwest

       John Shearman  

Toledo businessman and Associate Director of Luxor (Egypt) for the American Research Center in Egypt

       E. Marianne Stern, PhD  

former Curator for Roman Glass at the Toledo Museum of Art and now independent scholar in the Netherlands

       Donald Stierman, PhD  

Associate Professor of Geophysics at the University of Toledo

       Kristina Sully (wife of Lionel Sully)

retired Nurse Practitioner for the Women’s Health Clinic at the University of Toledo’s Student Medical Center

       Lionel J. D. Sully, PhD (husband of Kristina Sully)

retired research metallurgist, engineer and technical grant writer

       Charles Terbille, PhD  

retired librarian and Dean of University Libraries at the University of Toledo

       Constantine E. Theodosiou, PhD  

former Professor of Physics and Dean for the Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Toledo

       Alice Weaver (deceased)

              late librarian at the University of Toledo

       Charles Williams, PhD 

              retired Professor of Theatre at the University of Toledo
Thomas Zyck, MA 
       Anthropology Instructor at the University of Toledo; does archaeological surveys and excavations in the American Midwest