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Who We Are

Director(s)

William J. (Bill) Dewey, Ph.D.

  • Interim Co-Director

(814) 865-8425

wjd14@psu.edu

Cynthia Young, Ph.D.

  • Interim Co-Director

(814) 863-4243

cay9@psu.edu

Staff

Dawn M. Lavera

  • Directors' Assistant

(814) 865-6144

dmn11@psu.edu

Nan Woodruff, Ph.D.

  • Interim Fellows' Mentor

(814) 865-3796

new7@psu.edu

Advisory Board

Alicia Decker, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies and African Studies

(814) 867-3561

acdecker@psu.edu

Rosemary Jolly, Ph.D.

  • Weiss Chair in the Humanities in Literature and Human Rights, Professor of Comparative Literature, English, Bioethics, and African Studies

(814) 865-1188

rjj14@psu.edu

AnneMarie Mingo, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

(814) 867-5954

axm583@psu.edu

Shirley Moody-Turner, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies

(814) 863-9584

scm18@psu.edu

Amit Sharma, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Hospitality Management, Associate Professor of Hospitality Finance at School of Hospitality Management, Director of Food Decisions Research Laboratory, Editor of ICHRIE Penn State Research Reports, Director of Research at I-CHRIE

(814) 863-4257

asharma@psu.edu

Darryl Thomas, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of African American Studies

(814) 863-2427

dct10@psu.edu

Cynthia Young, Ph.D.

  • Interim Co-Director

(814) 863-4243

cay9@psu.edu

Ex-Officio Member

D. Scott Bennett, Ph.D.

  • Distinguished Professor of Political Science

(814) 865-6566

dsb10@psu.edu