Heather Haden is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Massillon Museum. Soon to be a double alumnus of Kent State University, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and will receive her Master of Arts in Art History degree in May 2015. Her masters thesis, “The Aesthetics of Unease: Anthropomorphic Telepresence Installations and the Technological Identity,” explores new media installations of telepresence art within the genealogy of Surrealism, namely Surrealist photographer Hans Bellmer. Prior to her current position, Haden taught art history and fashion illustration as an adjunct at Kent State University and served various roles at the Kent State University Museum from 2007-2013
She has presented independent art historical research to regional, national, and international audiences at the conferences held through the Midwest Art Historical Society and the College Art Association. In 2015 she will present at The Image Knowledge Community Conference in Berkeley, California and will represent the Massillon Museum at the Ohio Museums Association Conference.