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Dr. Richard Godbeer
900 Sunnyside Ave

Dr. Richard Godbeer is Director of the Hall Center for the Humanities and Charles W. Battey Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Kansas.

Dr. Sarah Bishop
900 Sunnyside Ave

Sarah Bishop was appointed Interim Associate Director in December 2017 and Associate Director in July of 2018. Sarah has her B.A. in English literature, graduating with honors, magna cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. in 20th Century American Literature and Film from the University of Virginia.

900 Sunnyside Ave, Research & Grant Development Office

Kathy Porsch has held this position since April 1998. She has more than 30 years of grant development experience in the humanities, social sciences, arts, sciences, and engineering.

Dan Consolver
900 Sunnyside Ave

Dan Consolver is responsible for tracking, updating and maintaining all of the fiscal and accounting records and activities of the Hall Center.

900 Sunnyside Ave, Room #112

Eliott Reeder creates all aspects of Center communications, web content, and event-specific publicity and advertising.

Andrew Hodgson
900 Sunnyside Ave

Andrew Hodgson is responsible for organizing and administering programs dedicated to serving the public, including the Humanities Lecture Series, public lectures, faculty seminars, Friends events, and outreach programming.

Beth McSweeney
900 Sunnyside Ave

The Program Administrator assists the program coordinator in organization and administration of Hall Center public events as well as programs dedicated to serving KU faculty, staff, and graduate students, including seminars, workshops, and colloquia. The program administrator is also the primary administrator for the Hall Center affiliate New Generation Society of Lawrence.

900 Sunnyside Ave, Research & Grant Development Office

The Research Development Specialist assists KU humanities faculty with external grant and fellowship activities. 

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