Meet the people in the Dickey Center:

Our Director

Daniel Benjamin

Daniel Benjamin

Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director

Our Associate Directors

Melody Brown Burkins

Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies; Associate Director, Programs & Research, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
Tom Candon

Thomas Candon

Associate Managing Director; YALI Administrative Director

Our Staff

Casey Aldrich

Casey Aldrich

Student Programs Manager
Kim Hanchett

Kim Hanchett

Student Programs & Administrative Assistant
Victoria Hicks

Victoria Hicks

Assistant to the Director
Lee McDavid

Lee McDavid

Arctic Program Manager; Institute of Arctic Studies
Amy Newcomb

Amy Newcomb

Senior Programs Officer; YALI Academic Director

Anne N. Sosin

Global Health Initiative Program Manager
Sharon Tribou-St. Martin

Sharon M. Tribou-St. Martin

Events and Communications Manager

Our Faculty

Lisa Adams

Lisa V. Adams

Global Health Initiative Coordinator, Dickey Center for International Understanding; Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Community and Family Medicine

Matthew P. Ayres

Professor of Biological Sciences; Associate Director, Institute of Arctic Studies

Kenneth M. Bauer

Program Manager, Human Development Initiative, Dickey Center; Program Manager, War & Peace Studies Program, Dickey Center

Melody Brown Burkins

Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies; Associate Director, Programs & Research, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding

Lauren E. Culler

Lecturer in Environmental Studies; Arctic Postdoctoral Fellow and Outreach Coordinator
Eric V. Edmonds

Eric V. Edmonds

Professor of Economics
Benjamin A. Valentino

Benjamin A. Valentino

Associate Professor of Government; Coordinator, War and Peace Studies Program, Dickey Center for International Understanding

Ross A. Virginia

Director, Institute of Arctic Studies; Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science

Our Fellows

Noel Anderson

Noel Anderson

Karen Tu'89 and Joseph Niehaus '85 Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security
Mary Barton

Mary Barton

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Suparna Chaudhry

Suparna Chaudhry

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

Lauren E. Culler

Lecturer in Environmental Studies; Arctic Postdoctoral Fellow and Outreach Coordinator
Sean Fear

Sean Fear

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Lenore Grenoble

Lenore Grenoble

Dickey Center Senior Arctic Fellow; Chair, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division, University of Chicago
Eric Hundman

Eric Hundman

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Sabrina Karim

Sabrina Karim

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

Jeffrey Kerby

Dickey Center Visiting Arctic Fellow; Neukom '16 Post-doctoral Fellow
Ilona Mettianinen

Ilona Mettiäinen

Visiting Arctic Fellow, Institute of Arctic Studies; Researcher, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland
Leah Sarson

Leah Sarson

Dickey Center Postdoctoral Researcher; Visiting Arctic Fellow, Institute of Arctic Studies
Gabrielle Slowey

Gabrielle A. Slowey

Inaugural Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies, Institute of Arctic Studies; Director, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University
David Wight

David Wight

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

Kenneth Yalowitz

Dickey Center Senior Arctic Fellow; Global Fellow, Kennan Institute, Wilson Center

Our Student Interns

Kristen Chalmers

Global Health Initiative Student Intern
Victoria Chi

Victoria Chi

Student Programs Intern
Freya Jamison

Freya Jamison

Student Programs Intern

Susan Kim

Global Health Initiative Student Intern
Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith

Student Programs Intern

Our Board of Visitors

Chris Bartel

Christopher Bartel '94

Member, Board of Visitors
Wendy Becker

Wendy Becker '87

Member, Board of Visitors
Rand Beers

Rand Beers '64

Member, Board of Visitors
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Avanish Bhavsar '92

Member, Board of Visitors
Martin Cetron

Martin Cetron '81

Member, Board of Visitors
Welton Chang

Welton Chang '05

Member, Board of Visitors
Lisa Conte

Lisa Conte '81 T'85

Member, Board of Visitors
Sharon Cowan

Sharon Lee Cowan '78

Member, Board of Visitors
Donald Gips

Donald Gips

Member, Board of Visitors
Susan Huang

Susan Huang '84

Member, Board of Visitors
Sandy McCulloch

Norman E. "Sandy" McCulloch Jr. '50

Chair Emeritus, Board of Visitors
Raffiq Nathoo

Raffiq Nathoo '87

Member, Board of Visitors
Joe Niehaus

Joe Niehaus '85 P'17

Member, Board of Visitors
Bill Obenshain

Bill Obenshain '62, T '63

Chairman, Board of Visitors
Dan Reicher

Dan Reicher '78 P'17

Member, Board of Visitors
Gina Russo

Gina Russo '77 P'08

Member, Board of Visitors
Scott Straus

Scott Straus '92

Member, Board of Visitors
Jon Zehner

Jon Zehner '79 

Member, Board of Visitors
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