Harvard Heroes Award for Kathy Sparkes
Kathy Sparkes, Director of Publications at Dumbarton Oaks, has been named a 2014 Harvard Hero. Harvard Heroes is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates the exceptional contributions of Harvard staff. At Dumbarton Oaks, Sparkes has lifted the publication series to a new level of prominence, including two recent book awards in the fields of art history and archaeology (Ancient Maya Art and Past Presented.) She also led the development and redesign of the Dumbarton Oaks website, launched in May 2012. Since then, the Dumbarton Oaks website has been visited nearly 690,000 times with more than 4.1 million individual page views.