Dr. Kathe Hicks Albrecht serves on the National Advisory Board of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and holds a Presidential appointment to the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her book on steampunk art is due for release in 2021. Albrecht served as visual resources curator at American University for twenty-five years. As President of the Visual Resources Association (VRA), she helped establish a related educational foundation, and then served on the VRA Foundation Board of Directors. Albrecht has also represented educators on the Digital Future Coalition, the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH), and the Conference of Fair Use (CONFU), convened by the Commerce Department to establish protocols for fair use of materials in the digital age. Albrecht holds a doctorate from IDSVA, where she was awarded the Ted Coons Dissertation Prize, BA (Art History) from UCLA and MA (Art History)from American University.