Dina Kellams joined the University Archives in 1999, becoming Director in 2015. As the Director of the Archives, her goal is to ensure constituents know about the Archives’ rich and varied collection and services. With her staff and in collaboration with colleagues throughout IU, she works diligently to further integrate the archives into the pedagogical mission of the University. Her research interests include student life, Indiana University history, and teaching with primary sources.
Dina regularly presents on Indiana University history to campus and community groups. She contributed a chapter on Joseph C. Muhler to Indiana’s 200: The People Who Shaped the Hoosier State (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2015); her current writing projects include the forthcoming book Indiana University Bloomington: America’s Legacy Campus (J. Terry Clapacs, with Dina Kellams and Carrie Schwier, Indiana University Press, expected 2017).
Dina’s professional affiliations include the Indiana University Bicentennial Planning Group (2007-present) and several terms of membership on the Bloomington Library Faculty Council, including serving as President in 2008-2009. She earned her Master of Library Science, as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and History, from Indiana University and is an alumnus of the 2010 Archives Leadership Institute.