Allen Spore, Associate Director         

From 2015-17 Allen served as an
AmeriCorps Vista assigned to the North Panola School District in Sardis, Mississippi.  During this period, he gained a deep appreciation of the history and complexity of poverty, race and culture of Mississippi. 

He was responsible for the development and implementation of programs to serve educational needs of high poverty students in coordination with resources at the University of Mississippi.  He continues to work on the design, funding and implementation of these programs.

Allen is a documentary photographer. He graduated with an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been exhibited in California, Nevada and New York.

Jon winet, Director

Jon Winet is an artist, media producer and University of Iowa School of Art & Art History Intermedia Program professor emeritus.



In addition to his work on Oxford to the Ballot Box, his current research includes directing "Our Las Vegas,” an online cultural animation project; and the development of “Las Vegas Casino Carpets” (working title), a curatorial project for the University of Nevada Las Vegas Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas, Nevada with a projected exhibition launch in 2021