Jeremy Truong

Communications Assistant

As an undergraduate student at UC Davis, Jeremy Truong was awarded for dedication and involvement in international student mentorship. He then went on to serve as Internationa...

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Ex Officio Leaders

Former Imagining America directors: Timothy K. Eatman, Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community and Associate Professor of Urban Education in the College of Arts & Sc...

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Stacy Shwartz Olagundoye

Associate Director of Membership

Stacy Shwartz Olagundoye is the Associate Director of Membership of Imagining America.  She brings broad experience as a researcher, consultant, and program director in commu...

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Ángela Durán Real

PAGE Co-Director

Ángela is a PhD candidate in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her work explores strategies of survival in post-traumatic epochs. In her disser...

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Erica Kohl-Arenas

Faculty Director

Erica Kohl-Arenas is the faculty director of Imagining America and serves on the UC Davis faculty as Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies. Kohl-Arenas bri...

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Diane Romo

PAGE Co-Director

Diane Romo is a first-generation Xicanx doctoral student in Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse University. They received their Bachelors at the University of Cal...

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Mallika Bose

Mallika Bose is an Architect (Jadavpur University, Kolkata – India and School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India) and Urban Planner with a specialization in ...

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Robin Bachin

Robin F. Bachin is the Charlton W. Tebeau Associate Professor of History and Assistant Provost for Civic and Community Engagement at the University of Miami. She received her...

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David Hoffman

David Hoffman is Assistant Director of Student Life for Civic Agency, and an instructor in Political Science, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Building ...

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Carlton Turner

Carlton Turner is the Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS, a regional non-profit arts organization based in the south supporting artists working at the intersection of arts ...

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Kush Patel

PAGE Co-Director

Kush Patel is the Assistant Director of Academic Programming at the Institute for the Humanities, a Research Fellow with the Humanities Collaboratory, and a Lecturer in Interd...

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Kira Pasquesi

PAGE Co-Director

Kira Pasquesi is the Leadership Studies Minor Program Director and Instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder and a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education and Studen...

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Winoka Begay

PAGE Co-Director

Winoka Begay is a fourth year doctoral candidate in the Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies program at the University of New Mexico with a graduate minor in museum s...

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Maria Avila

Maria Avila teaches in the Masters in Social Work program at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She earned a MA in Social Service Administration at University of Ch...

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Carol Bebelle

Carol Bebelle is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, an initiative of Efforts of Grace, Inc. (EOG). Ashé is a 18,200-square-foot, mult...

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Kal Alston

Vice Chair

Kal Alston is Senior Vice President for Human Capital Development at Syracuse University and professor in Cultural Foundations of Education and in Women’s and Gender Studies...

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Adam Bush

Adam is the Provost and founding Director of Curriculum of College Unbound, which was approved as the 13th postsecondary institution in the state of Rhode Island in May 2015, ...

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Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson

Hutchinson is founder and director of the Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP) and coordinates the Hunsicker Entrepreneurship Studies (HES) projects at Laf...

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Sonja Arsham Kuftinec

Sonja Arsham Kuftinec is a Professor of Theatre at the University of Minnesota. She has created and published widely on community-based theatre and theatre as a technique of c...

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Lisa Yun Lee

Chair

Lisa Yun Lee is the director of the School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the visiting curator at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and a...

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Teresa Mangum

Teresa Mangum, professor of English and director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa, has published articles about the ways scholars studying earli...

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Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy is president of De Anza College in Cupertino, California. In 2011, he was instrumental in the development of The Democracy Commitment, a national project aimed a...

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Vicki Ruiz

Vicki L. Ruiz is Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine and the former Dean of the School of Humanities. Over the course of th...

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Paul Schadewald

Paul Schadewald is associate director, Civic Engagement Center, at Macalester College. ...

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John Saltmarsh

John Saltmarsh is the Co-Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston as well as a faculty member in th...

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Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen

Jack Tchen is founding director of Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute at New York University and co-founder of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis...

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Holly Zahn

Communications Coordinator

As Communications Coordinator, Holly Zahn manages media, communications, and special projects for Imagining America, and plays a key role in capturing and articulating stories...

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