Christian is responsible for data and prospect research and management with the Advancement team for Penn Libraries. He works to seek new partners and supporters for the Libraries through proactive research, coordinating all aspects of data and reporting, managing the Penn Libraries’ gift and prospect pipelines, and exploring new ways to refine and enhance stewardship and gift acknowledgement processes.
Christian came to the Libraries from the heritage sector, having previously worked for the Decorative Arts Trust, the SS United States Conservancy, and the Delaware County District Library in Ohio. He holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware and a BA in Art History and English from Washington and Lee University. He was a 2011-2012 Fulbright Research Fellow based at L’Association French Lines in Le Havre, France, and is an active maritime historian.