Contact the Staff

Marcus C. Robyns, CA
University Archivist and Records Manager

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. You can contact Marcus at mrobyns@nmu.edu or 906-227-1046.


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Sara Kiszka
Records Analyst

Sara recently graduated with her MLS (specialization in Archives and Records Management) from Indiana University. Her experience working with paper and digital records as a student cemented her love of records management as a professional. A native Hoosier, Sara likes her pasty with rutabaga. You can contact Sara at skiszka@nmu.edu or 906-227-1241.
 

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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. You can contact Keith at kgreisin@nmu.edu or 906-227-2170.

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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.

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Allison Engblom
Senior Student Assistant


Allison is a Ecology major, born and bred in Minnesota. She loves anything involving the outdoors, such as camping and fishing, and is a Supernatural/Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanatic. Her personal soundtrack consists of Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, and Frank Sinatra. Allison couldn't live without cold weather, chips and salsa, bonfires, and the smell of balsam.You can contact Allison at aengblom@nmu.edu or 906-227-1225.

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Annika Peterson
Reference and Reading Room Coordinator 

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. You can contact Annika at annipete@nmu.edu or 906-227-1225.

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Peter Dewan                                                                        Marketing and Public Outreach Specialist

Peter is a marketing 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. You can contact Peter at pdewan@nmu.edu or 906-227-1225.

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Anne Krohn
Digitization Specialist

Anne is a Digital Cinema major with a minor in Film Studies. 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.You can contact Anne at akrohn@nmu.edu or 906-227-1225.

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 junior Graphic Communications 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. You can contact Kelley at kkanon@nmu.edu or 906-227-1225.

 

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Morgan Paavola
Records Center Coordinator

Morgan was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is majoring in History with a Public History minor. On the weekends Morgan often travels to Breweries around the state. She also enjoys hiking, bonfires, and reading. You can contact Morgan at mpaavola@nmu.edu or 906-227-1225.

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Stefan Nelson                                                                        Records Survey Technician

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. He can be contacted at stefnels@nmu.edu or 906-227-1225

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Prince Parker                                                                         Records Survey Technician

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). You can contact Prince at prparker@nmu.edu or 906-227-1225.

Glenda Ward

Glenda Ward
Arrangement and Description Specialist

Glenda, a Native American Studies major, came to the Marquette area during the Vietnam era as a member of the U.S. Air Force. In her free time, when she's not busy on campus or raising her two kids, Alexis and Alex, Glenda enjoys reading, writing, watching documentaries, and doing historical research. We know that, thanks to her love of history and affinity for the smell of old books, she'll fit right in. Glenda can be reached at gward@nmu.edu or at 906-227-1225.

Jessica Ulrich                                                                         Accessioning Specialist

Jessica is from Fenton, Michigan, and she is studying Physiology among other thrilling subjects while at Northern Michigan University. When not in class, or dreaming about Vienna, she can be found outside exploring all that the Upper Peninsula has to offer. If she could be any dinosaur, she would be a brontosaurus. You can contact Jessica at julrich@nmu.edu or 906-227-1225

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. For questions, please contact Karen at Karen.kasper@gmail.com

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 you can contact Steve at speters@nmu.edu or 906-227-2123.