Sam is an art historian and curator specializing in contemporary art. His publications treat performance, theater set design, public sculpture, and electronic media. He taught at Tufts University and Emerson College before coming to Northeastern, where he advises students interested in museums, curating, design, art writing, and academic publishing. He has worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Research Institute, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
- MA and PhD from the University of Southern California
- BA from New York University