Advisory Boards

Faculty Advisory Board

Dr. Emily Hind (Photo Credit: Timothy Sofranko)

A Faculty Advisory Committee for the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere has been appointed for 2018-2019 in consultation with the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Humanities Center Advisory Committee will advise the Director in the development and maintenance of the Center’s programs.

**The first meeting of the Advisory Board will be: Tuesday, September 25 @ 12-1pm in 200 Walker Hall**

  • Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Art History
  • Robert D’Amico, Philosophy
  • Margaret Galvan, English and Digital Humanities
  • Benjamin Soares, Religion, and interdisciplinary Middle Eastern Studies
  • James Essegbey, Linguistics and African Studies
  • Ingrid Kleespies, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
  • Jennifer Rea, Classics
  • Nina Caputo, History
  • Luis Alvarez-Castro, Spanish & Portuguese Studies

Executive Board

Dr. Robert D’Amico, PHOTO: Timothy Sofranko for The College of Liberal Art’s and Sciences

The Humanities Center Executive Board (derived from the Humanities Council and composed of CLASHumanities Chairs and Associate Deans) is charged with meeting with the Director and the Dean to review annual activities, progress in fund raising, and plans for future years. The Executive Board currently includes:






  • African American Studies: Sharon Austin
  • Classics: Mary Ann Eaverly
  • English: Sid Dobrin
  • European Studies: Amie Kreppel
  • History: Elizabeth Dale
  • Jewish Studies: Jack Kugelmass
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures: Akintunde Akinyemi
  • Linguistics: Eric Potsdam
  • Philosophy: John Palmer
  • Religion: Terje Østebø
  • Spanish and Portuguese: Gillian Lord
  • Women’s Studies and Gender Research: Bonnie Moradi
  • CLAS Associate Dean for Centers and Programs: Mary Watt
  • CLAS Associate Dean in Humanities: David Pharies