Marianne is generally in the Levitt Center on Mondays from 3-4:30 p.m. in Kirner-Johnson 251E, though it is best to email her to make an appointment. You can also generally find her in the Philosophy Department (201 College Hill Road), first floor, on Fridays from 1-3.
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.
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 schedule an appointment online, or contact her by email or phone. Her office is in the Levitt Center, Kirner-Johnson 251C.
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.
Joel is available to talk about the Levitt Center’s Project SHINE, VITA and other venues for student and faculty civic engagement. You can schedule an appointment online, or contact him by email or phone. His office in the Levitt Center, Kirner-Johnson 251D.
As the Levitt Center Community Service Intern, Wenlu knows the ins and outs of Project SHINE and VITA. Wenlu can also answer your questions about becoming a Social Innovation Fellow or Summer Research Fellow because she was one herself. You can schedule an appointment online.
Marianne Janack, Director of the Levitt Center; Professor of Philosophy
Frank Anechiarico, Director of Justice and Security Program; the 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, the 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