Meet the Staff

Photograph of Marcus C. Robyns, CA

Marcus C. Robyns, CA
University Archivist

Marcus is professor and University Archivist at Northern Michigan University.  He worked professionally in Texas and Oregon before coming to NMU in 1997.  Marcus is the author of numerous publications, including Functional Analysis in Archival Appraisal: A Practical and Effective Alternative to Traditional Appraisal Methodologies (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014).  He is currently the Regent for Exam Administration, Academy of Certified Archivists. For Marcus’ complete curriculum vitae click here

Watch Marcus talk about the Archives here.

Marcus also keeps a blog, The Marchivist: Adventures of an Aging Archival Raconteur and Blatherskite, where he accounts the daily happenings of the Archives.


Sara Kiszka
Records Analyst 

Sara graduated with her MLS from Indiana University, and is currently pursuing graduate work in Public Administration. Sara is a certified Digital Archives Specialist and will soon begin prepping for the Academy of Certified Archivists exam. When she's not managing institutional records, Sara enjoys a good glass of wine while watching TV. 

Watch Sara's video.
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Catherine Oliver
Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian

Catherine Oliver received her MSIS in Library and Information Studies from SUNY-Albany and has studied and worked in many cold places, including Vermont, Russia, New Jersey, and now the U.P.! Her research interests include authority control issues in archives and libraries, the history of cataloging and indexing, and user search strategies. She reads mysteries obsessively and is a big fan of the BBC, Chekhov, and daffodils. If she were a sea creature, she would be an octopus.


Keith Greising
Cataloging Assistant

Keith is the Cataloging Assistant in Olson Library's Technical Services department.  He assists the Archives staff with things related to their online database, and provides any other support that is requested or required by Archives staff. He is a history/secondary education graduate of NMU, and traveled the world a bit while on active duty in the Navy. He relates well to robots and is genuinely hoping that Firefly is resurrected as a television series or movie.  His Meyers-Briggs personality type is INTP.


John S. Hambleton
Library Systems Specialist

John S. Hambleton is a Library Systems Specialist. He provides assistance with the Archives' database systems and computers. He holds BS degrees in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems. He has been with NMU for 23 years, and lives in Sands Township with his two dogs, Sam and Leia. He also has a fiancee, Diana. In their off-time they are usually in the woods, hiking with the dogs.


Annika Peterson
Senior Student Assistant "Number One"

Annika is a History major from Marine City, Michigan. Her interests include genealogy, reading, and watching Youtube videos on history/math/science related subjects. She is also slightly obsessed with Star Trek and Doctor Who. 

Watch Annika's video.


Peter Dewan
Marketing and Public Outreach Specialist

Peter is an accounting major from East Lansing, Michigan. On the weekends he can be found exploring the great outdoors. Peter also enjoys playing the guitar, reading, running, eating snicker-doodle cookies and listening to some Norah Jones.

Watch Peter's video.



Anne Krohn
Digitization Specialist

Anne is a Digital Cinema major with a minor in English. She plays the saxophone for the NMU band and is also involved in Northern's movie making club 4Reels. On a normal day you’ll find her immersed in a book, watching a movie, or enjoying the beauty of Marquette hiking and taking pictures.

Watch Anne's video.



Kelley Kanon
Web Design Specialist

Kelley hails from the Flint, Michigan area but has cheerfully adapted to her home in the Upper Peninsula. Kelley is a senior Graphic Communication major who would one day like to work for a car company. The things that make Kelley happiest in life are pomegranate juice, mascara, wolves, the Assassin’s Creed series, Game of Thrones, and her sisters in Alpha Gamma Delta.

Watch Kelley's video.


Stefan Nelson
Records Center Coordinator

Stefan Nelson is a Fisheries and Wildlife Management major from Stillwater, Minnesota. He enjoys playing soccer and tennis and is an avid cross country skier. He likes doing most anything and everything in the outdoors like camping, fishing, hunting, and hiking. Stefan enjoys reading fantasy among other things. He enjoys learning about various historical documents

Watch Stefan's video.


Prince Parker
Accessioning Specialist 

Prince is a Psychology major with a minor in human biology from Grand Junction, MI. On Monday and Thursday nights he can be found cuddled up on the couch watching The Big Bang Theory and Scandal. He enjoys running, swimming, and hiking. Currently, he is volunteering with the Student Psychological Association (SPA).

Watch Prince's video.

Glenda Ward

Glenda Ward
Arrangement and Description Specialist

Glenda has a B.S. in Native American Studies and a minor in Public History. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate program here at NMU.  In her free time she enjoys reading Scandinavian crime thrillers, watching British crime dramas, studying and researching local history, and having a good cup of coffee.

Watch Glenda's video.

Karen Kasper
Genealogy Specialist and Research Consultant

Karen Kasper is the Archives’ Genealogical Research Consultant. She volunteers her time in the Archives each Tuesday and Thursday. Karen was born and raised in Marquette County and is a graduate of Northern Michigan University. She is available on a drop-in basis or by appointment to help patrons with their genealogical research. In her spare time, Karen enjoys crafting and being a vendor at craft shows, reading her Kindle and is addicted to Farmville 2

Steven Peters

Dr. Steven Peters
Volunteer Project Archivist

As cataloger, Steve creates bibliographic records for items in the library and archives collections. He also performs maintenance on the records in the online catalog. Steve has processed and prepared finding aids for the papers of John D. Voelker, AKA Robert Traver. Currently, he is working on processing the Bay de Noquet Lumber Company records. For questions concerning the Voelker papers or the Bay de Noquet papers, please contact Dr. Peters.