Our Team

The institute’s advisory board and affiliated faculty provide support for our services.

Advisory Board

Mark Allman, Professor of Religious and Theological Studies, Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts

Monica Cowart, Vice Provost and Founding Director

Cinzia DiGiulio, Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultural Studies 
(Fall 2017-Spring 2019)

Lisa Fuller, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
(Fall 2017-Spring 2020)

Laura Hsu, Assistant Professor, Human Development
(Fall 2018-Spring 2021)

Susan Marine, Associate Professor and Program Director, Higher Education Program
(Spring 2018-Fall 2021)

Ellen McWhorter, Associate Professor of English and Director, Honors Program Associate Professor of English
(Fall 2017-Spring 2020)

Debra Michals, Assistant Professor and Director, Women’s and Gender Studies
(Fall 2016-Spring 2019)

Luis Saenz de Viguera Erkiaga, Associate Professor and Chair of World Languages & Cultural Studies, Director of Social Justice
(Fall 2016-Fall 2019)

Simona Sharoni, Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, Director
(Fall 2018-Spring 2021)

Melissa Zimdars, Assistant Professor, Communication and Media
(Spring 2018-Fall 2020)

Cynthia Carlson, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, School of Science and Engineering
(Fall 2018-Spring 2020)

Zi Yan, Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences
(Fall 2018-Spring 2020)

Affiliated Faculty

Anne Flaherty, Associate Professor, Political Science, School of Liberal Arts

Roselita Fragoudakis, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Science and Engineering

Sirkwoo Jin, Associate Professor of Management, Girard School of Business

Laura Kurdziel, Assistant Professor, Psychology, School of Liberal Arts

Katelyn Kurkul, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Human Services, School of Education & Social Policy

Raymond Lavoie, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Girard School of Business

Alicia Malone, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Education and Social Policy

Lisa Perks, Associate Professor, Communication and Media, School of Liberal Arts

Christy Pottroff, Assistant Professor of English, School of Liberal Arts

Jessica Rich, Assistant Professor, Communication and Media, School of Liberal Arts

Allison Seitchik, Assistant Professor, Psychology, School of Liberal Arts

Ana Silva, Associate Professor of Finance, Girard School of Business

Andrew Tollison, Assistant Professor, Communication and Media, School of Liberal Arts

Jacob Turner, Associate Professor, Communication and Media, School of Liberal Arts

Dan Vlahos, Assistant Professor, Graphic Design, School of Liberal Arts