Center for Global & International Studies
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Planning Committee

The Planning Committee is open to those who want to participate in developing events and initiatives for the WWI Commemoration. Membership will change during the four-year project. If you are interested in participating, please contact Lorie A. Vanchena at


Lorie A. Vanchena, Chair; Academic Director, European Studies Program; Associate Professor, Germanic Languages & Literatures

Jennifer Duhamel, Outreach Coordinator, Center for Global & International Studies

Adrienne Landry, Outreach Coordinator, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Bart Redford, Assistant to the Director, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Anne Dotter, Associate Director, University Honors Program

Sally Utech, Associate Director, Hall Center for the Humanities

Amanda Martin-Hamon, Associate Director of Community Engagement, Spencer Museum of Art

Amy Duke, Public Programs & Visitor Experience Manager, Spencer Museum of Art

Anthea Scoufas, Engagement and Education Director, Lied Center

Marike Janzen, Coordinator, Peace & Conflict Studies; Assistant Professor, Humanities & Western Civilization

Howard Graham, Associate Director, Academic Programs, Office of First-Year Experience

Marc Greenberg, Director, School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures; Professor, Slavic Languages & Literatures

Van Kelly, Associate Professor, French & Italian

Sarah Goodwin Thiel, Head, KU Libraries Center for Community/Affiliate Initiatives and Engagement; Coordinator, KU Libraries Exhibits Program

Sheryl Williams, Curator of Collections, Spencer Research Library

Rebecca Smith, Director of Communications and Advancement, KU Libraries

Nathan Wood, Associate Professor, History

Erik Scott, Assistant Professor, History

David Neely, Director of Orchestral Activities, School of Music

Kylie Smith, Assistant to the Dean for Advancement, School of Music

Abby Magariel, Watkins Museum

Mike Reid, Director of Public Affairs, KU Memorial Unions

Sam Moore, B.A. History, Dec '13

Jessica Palko, Graduate Student, Museum Studies

Jake Doerr, History major, University Honors Program

Audrey Coleman, Senior Archivist, Robert J. Dole Archive & Special Collections, Dole Institute of Politics

Melanie Coen, Communications & Marketing Director, Dole Institute of Politics

Nicole Perry, Assistant Director, Center for Undergraduate Research

Melanie Coen

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

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Melanie Coen

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

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Mike Denning, Director, Graduate Military Programs

Randy Masten, Assistant Director, Graduate Military Programs

Daniel Atkinson, Assistant Director, Kansas African Studies Center

George D. Norton, Director of Corporate Development, Kansas Public Radio

Phil Wilke, Media Manager, Kansas Public Radio

George Thompson, Historical Advisory Committee to The National World War I Museum


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