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Staff directory

Bruce G. Carruthers

Director, and John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology

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Bruce G. Carruthers studies comparative and historical sociology, economy and society, sociology of law and sociology of organizations. See his full bio.

Meg McDonald

Senior Director, Operations and Strategic Planning

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Phone: 847-491-5058

Ayça Alemdaroğlu

Associate Director, Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program

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Phone: 847-467-6148

Mike Bacos

Communication Coordinator

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Phone: 847-467-6936

Jeff Cernucan

Program Coordinator

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Phone: 847-467-6565

Zean Dunbar

Program Coordinator, Center for Forced Migration Studies

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Phone: 847-467-2004

Patrick Eccles

Senior Associate Director, Global Engagement Programs

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Phone: 847-467-0844

Emory Erker-Lynch

Program Manager, Undergraduate Initiatives

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Phone: 847-467-5728

Katherine Hapeman

Assistant Director, Research and Development

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Phone: 847-467-1152

Laura Hayes

Communication Specialist

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Phone: 847-467-1153

Krzysztof Kozubski

Associate Director, Programming, Communication, and Information Management

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Phone: 847-491-4750

Iszy Hirschtritt Licht

Program Assistant

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Phone: 847-467-2770

Elizabeth R. Morrissey

Senior Program Coordinator, Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)

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Phone: 847-467-6609

Meghan Ozaroski

Assistant Director, Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)

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Phone: 847-491-5932

Corey Portell

Community Partnerships Manager, Global Engagement

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Phone: 847-467-2689

Ariel Schwartz

Program Coordinator

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Phone: 847-491-4481

Rebecca Shereikis

Associate Director, Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)

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Phone: 847-491-2598

Jessica Smith

Program Assistant, GESI

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Phone: 847-467-5759

Diana Snyder

Associate Director, Finance and Administration

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Phone: 847-491-5028

Jeffrey Strauss

Associate Director, Wicked Problem Initiatives

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Phone: 847-491-5145

Jillian Ware

Business Administrator

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Phone: 847-491-2580

Kuani White

Financial Assistant

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Phone: 847-467-6206

Holly Worthy

Digital Communication Specialist

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Phone: 847-467-5731