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Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee is charged with determining pertinent themes, driven by our humanities departments and faculty. Made up of Department Heads and Center Directors, this committee works to mobilize existing faculty energy and to coordinate the Institute with graduate and undergraduate curricula. 

Tina Chen
Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies
Founding Director, Global Asias Initiative 

Charlotte Eubanks
Professor of Comparative Literature, Japanese, and Asian Studies
Head, Department of Comparative Literature

Eric Hayot
Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies
Director, Center of Humanities and Information

Mark Morrison
Liberal Arts Professor of English
Head, Department of English

Rachel Sheldon
Associate Professor of History
Director, George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center

Kirt H. Wilson
Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and African American Studies
Head, Communication Arts and Sciences