Who We Are

Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center is to strengthen and support the study of public affairs at Hamilton College.

The goals of the center are:

  • To enable students to engage in public affairs through research, service-learning, lectures, discussion, and practice.
  • To foster creative, ethical, and informed responses to public issues by providing opportunities for students to engage with the local community, develop leadership skills, and explore careers in public service.
  • To support interdisciplinary collaboration and discussion; and to encourage faculty to address public affairs in their own research and in collaborative research with Hamilton students.


Levitt Council

  • Marianne Janack, Director of the Levitt Center; Professor of Philosophy

  • Frank Anechiarico, Director of Justice and Security Program; Maynard-Knox Professor of Government

  • John Bartle, Director of Inequality and Equity Program; Associate Professor of Russian Studies

  • Steve Ellingson, Director of Sustainability Program; Professor of Sociology

  • Herm Lehman, Director of Public Health and Well-Being Program; Professor of Biology

  • Ashley Bohrer, Truax Post-Doctoral Fellow in Philosophy

  • Celeste Day Moore, Assistant Professor of History

  • Tina Hall, Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing

  • Robert Knight, Assistant Professor of Art

  • Chaise LaDousa, Professor of Anthropology

  • Steve Wu, Professor of Economics


Contact Information

Levitt Center

Kirner-Johnson 251
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4451 levitt@hamilton.edu
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