AboutExecutive Board

Ellen E. McHale

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Executive Board

Ellen McHale has pursued the research, documentation and public presentation of folklore and folklife  for 38 years, including serving as the Executive Director of New York Folklore since 1999. She has been  involved in every aspect of public sector documentation, presentation and advocacy. She is a Fulbright  Scholar (Institute for Folklife Studies/Stockholm) and was awarded an Archie Green Fellowship for her  documentation in the stables of thoroughbred racetracks. Besides her work at New York Folklore, she  serves as an adjunct instructor at Utica College (6 years) and is an elected Town Board member for the  rural town of Charleston, NY.