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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.

Staff

Christina Willemsen

Christina Willemsen

Administrative Director
cwillems@hamilton.edu 315-859-4810

Chris is available to talk about all aspects of Levitt Center programming, including student and faculty research, social innovation programming, leadership programs, and potential new opportunities and collaborations with other offices, faculty, staff, or students. You can set up an appointment below or contact her by email or phone. Her office is in the Levitt Center, Kirner-Johnson 251C.

Sharon Topi

Sharon Topi

Leadership Programs Coordinator
stopi@hamilton.edu 315-859-4451

Sharon is available to talk about the Levitt Center’s Leadership and Innovation programming, as well as summer research and internship opportunities, speakers and workshops and other ways students might get involved in Levitt Center programming. You can schedule an appointment online, or contact her by email or phone. Her office is in the Levitt Center, Kirner-Johnson 251B.

Zack Schuman

Zack Schuman

Assistant Director of Community-Based Learning
zschuman@hamilton.edu 315-859-4208

Zack is available to talk about community-based learning programming including SHINE, VITA, and Law and Justice Lab, the Public Philosophy program, and other ways students may get involved in Levitt Center programming. You can set up an appointment below or contact him by email or phone. His office is in the Levitt Center, Kirner-Johnson 251D.

Levitt Council

  • Frank Anechiarico, Director of the Levitt Center (Spring 2021); Maynard-Knox Professor of Law

  • Mo Alloush, Assistant Professor of Economics

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

  • Mackenzie Cooley, Assistant Professor of History

  • Mark Cryer, Associate Professor of Theatre

  • Erica De Bruin, Director of Justice and Security Program; Assistant Professor of Government

  • Jaime Kucinskas, Assistant Professor of Sociology

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

  • Kyoko Omori, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures

  • Alex Plakias, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

  • Julie Starr, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

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