Dr. Christopher M.B. Allison


After a thorough search and by the grace of Providence, we are pleased to announce the new director of the Sister Mary Nona McGreal, OP Center for Dominican Historical Studies. Dr. Christopher M.B. Allison will officially begin his leadership of the McGreal Center on September 1.

Dr. Allison is currently serving as Harper & Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. He holds a doctorate in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University and a master of arts in American Religious History from Yale Divinity School. He has been actively engaged with museum communities and so brings curatorial experience, a passion for archival collections, and a keen digital savvy to this next chapter in the life of the McGreal Center. For example, he was a curator for Harvard Divinity School’s bicentennial history exhibition in 2016, entitled “Faces of Divinity,” which is now on permanent display.

Dr. Allison is looking forward beginning his work, and to meeting all of you soon. Please help us welcome him into the Dominican family. 

Aaron Reisberg

areisberg@dom.edu (708) 524-6546

Aaron Reisberg holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Dominican University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Religious Studies from Bradley University. He directs student workers, interns and volunteers in preserving and promoting archives collections that explore the history of the Order of Preachers in the United States. Aaron is passionate about making unique historical manuscripts and artifacts publicly available to support research and educational opportunities. He also believes in preparing students for success after college, educating them in the use of best tools, technologies and practices that will aid both in their career and self-growth. Aaron previously served as Assistant Archivist and Museum Attendant at the Skokie Heritage Museum from 2008 to 2015, and volunteered with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago from 2011 to 2014 to develop an institutional archives.

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Rachael Hill


Jenny Begich
Ruth Bulinski
Jana Galos
Marilyn Jancewicz
Sister Mary Kremer, OP
Duncan Mak
Sister Beth Meegan, OP
Anita Morgan

Advisory Board

Jeffrey Burns
Patricia Carroll
Anna Donnelly, OP
Sister Marie Michelle Hackett, OP
Sister Diane Kennedy, OP
Darra Mulderry
Claire Noonan
Liesl Orenic
Jill O’Brien, OP
Cecilia Salvatore
Sister Connie Schoen, OP
Ellen Skerrett
Father Michael Winkels, OP
Father David Wright, OP