As Special Collections Director at the Champlain College Library, Erica oversees the College's Special Collections program, which includes the Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History, Champlain College Archives, and Local History Collection. Erica manages and preserves these collections, curates six to eight temporary exhibitions on campus per year, develops an annual community local history event, and provides faculty, staff, students, and external researchers with access to Special Collections materials. A native Vermonter, Erica is a graduate of the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture, affiliated with the University of Delaware.
Forthcoming: Erica Donnis and Susan Porter, "Designing Professionals: Architects, Decorators, Clients and the Interior Design Process in the Nineteenth Century." In Paula Lupkin and Penny Sparke, eds., Shaping the American Interior: Structures, Contexts and Practices (Routledge, 2017).
Susan Porter, Susan Walton, and Erica Donnis, Historic Furnishings Report, Marsh-Billings- Rockefeller National Historical Park, Vols. 1-4 (Charlestown, MA: Northeast Museum Services Center, National Park Service), 2013-2014.
Erica Donnis, The History of Shelburne Farms: A Changing Landscape, An Evolving Vision (Shelburne Farms and the Vermont Historical Society, 2010), winner of the 2011 Historic New England Book Prize.