Associate Directors and Administrators Network

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The Associate Directors and Administrators Network provides a venue for peers to discuss the unique role of the administrator in humanities centers and institutes - a role that demands a wide range of skills ranging from program development and coordination, public engagement and communications, fundraising, budget and financial management and, in some cases, academic program management and curriculum development. The group may also become a place for to discuss the dual lives of scholars/administrators, and the growing interest in administration and program management as an alternative career choice for humanities scholars.

The first meeting of the Associate Directors and Administrators Group took place as a part of our 2010 Annual Meeting at Brown University, followed by a subsequent successful meeting at our 2011 Annual Meeting in Toronto. The Group met on 13 June 2012 as a part of our Annual Meeting, "Anthropocene Humanities", at the Australian National University. Our most recent Annual Meeting took place at the Hall Center for the Humanities, 25-27 April 2013.

The group continues their conversations virtually via their Facebook group. To join, Associate Directors and Admins can "friend" Molly McCarthy (whose account is associated with her UC-Davis email address), and she would be happy to them.


"Charter" members of the Associate Directors and Administrators Group as it was originally constituted in 2010 included:

  • Carrie Tirado Bramen, Executive Director, Humanities Institute, University at Buffalo
  • Christina Chia, Assistant Director for Programs and Communications, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University
  • Emily Cronin, Associate Director, Hurford Center for the Arts & Humanities, Haverford College
  • Curtis Dunn, Administrator, Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University
  • Kenneth Garcia, Associate Director, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame
  • Michael Goodman, Associate Director, Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Maria LaMonaca Wisdom, Executive Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Julia Heydon, Associate Director, Oregon Humanities Center, University of Oregon
  • Jane Jackson, Program Coordinator, Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College
  • Jennifer Langdon, Associate Director, UC Davis Humanities Institute, University of California, Davis
  • Sally Utech, Associate Director, Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
  • Christine Loken-Kim, Administrator, Center for the Humanities, Boston University
  • Elizabeth Loizeaux, Task Force Co-Chair, Maryland Center for the Humanities and the Public, University of Maryland
  • Marxiano Melotti, Professor, Instituto Italiano di Scienze Umane - Firenze
  • Anthony Monta, Assistant Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • Kathinka Rosenkranz, Project Coordinator, Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universitat Berlin
  • Grant Samuelsen, Associate Director, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University
  • Kyle Siebrecht, Associate Director, Center for the Humanities, University of Miami
  • Evelyn Simien, Associate Director, University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, University of Connecticut
  • Kim Yates, Associate Director, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto