K. David Goss
Director of Museum Studies and Scholar-in-Residence with the Institute for Public History
Dr. Goss has over twenty-five years of professional work experience in museum administration, including roles as Director of Bicentennial Programs, Salem Maritime NHS, U.S. National Park Service; Director of Education, Peabody-Essex Museum; Museum Director, House of the Seven Gables Historic Site; and Executive Director, Beverly Historical Society and Museum. He has done graduate work in museums and public history at Tufts and Boston Universities, and is the author of several articles and books, including The Salem Witch Trials (Greenwood Press, 2007).
Director of the Gordon Institute for Public History and Artistic Director of History Alive!
Ms. Wacome-Stevick has been employed by History Alive! for twelve years: first as an actor, then company director, director of education, and finally artistic director. She holds an MA in theatre education from Emerson College, is an instructor in Gordon's Theatre Department, and has performed regionally and internationally. In 1998, she founded Paper Tiger Productions and with her company has written, directed, and produced over twenty-five original shows for the area's elementary schools. Ms. Wacome-Stevick has cast and consulted for several television programs on Salem's local history including the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, and History Channel.