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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 Lavera

  • Directors' Assistant

(814) 865-6144

dmn11@psu.edu

Nan Woodruff, Ph.D.

  • Interim Fellows' Mentor

(814) 865-3796

new7@psu.edu

Advisory Board

Rosemary Jolly, Ph.D.

  • Weiss Chair in the Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature, English, Bioethics, African Studies, and Women's Studies

(814) 865-1188

rjj14@psu.edu

Shirley Moody-Turner, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies

(814) 863-9584

scm18@psu.edu

Iyun Osagie, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of English and African Studies 

(814) 865-0334

ifo1@psu.edu

Jack Selzer, Ph.D.

  • Paterno Family Liberal Arts Professor of Literature

(814) 865-0251

jsl25@psu.edu

Amit Sharma, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Hospitality Management 

(814) 863-4257

asharma@psu.edu

Jeanine Staples, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Education

(814) 867-2734

jms1098@psu.edu

Cynthia Young, Ph.D.

  • Interim Co-Director

(814) 863-4243

cay9@psu.edu