Directors & Staff


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Hayley Verdi, Baker-Nord Fellow, Department of English



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Malachi Levy, Baker-Nord Student Assistant, English Major and Social Justice Minor



Past Directors

Daniel Goldmark, Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Initiatives and International Affairs, Interim Director, 2021-2023

Peter Knox, Director, 2014-2021

John Orlock, Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor of Humanities, Interim Director, 2010-2014

Brian Clites, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Associate Director, 2017-2023

Timothy Wutrich, Senior Instructor of Classics, Associate Director, 2013-2015

Susanne Vees-Gulani, Section Head, Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Associate Director, 2012-2013 & 2015-2018

William Deal, Severance Professor Emeritus in the History of Religion; Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science, Associate Director, 2012-2015

Mary E. Davis, Associate Director, 2009-2012

Anne Helmreich, Senior Programming Officer, The Getty Foundation Director, 2007-2010, Associate Director, 2004-2007.

Timothy Beal, Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, CWRU Director, 2004-2007, Associate Director, 2002-2004

Tom Bishop, The University of Auckland, Founding Director, 1996-2004.

Marie Lathers, Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Professor of Humanities and French, CWRU Associate Director.

Catherine Scallen, Associate Professor of Art History, CWRU Associate Director.

Angela Wollacott, The Macquarie University, Sydney Associate Director.