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Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee is the major channel for advising the Director on matters of Center policy, program, personnel, grants, and on any other matter of importance. The committee usually meets once each semester. Advisory Committee members serve for a term of two years.

2023 Advisory Committee Members

John Aerni-Flessner, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH). Elected February 2023

Mara Leichtman, Department of Anthropology. Elected February 2023 

Omowumi Elemo. James Madison College. Elected February 2023

Ifeanyichukwu (Ife) Eke, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Student Representative

Walter Hawthorne III, Department of History. Elected February 2021

Krista Isaacs, Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences. Elected February 2021

Deogratias Ngonyani, Department of Linguistics and German, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages (LiLaC). Elected February 2021

Terrie Taylor, Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties. Elected February 2021

Jose Jackson-Malete, Ex-Officio, Alliance for African Partnership Co-Director

Isaac Kalumbu, Ex-Officio, African Studies Center Assistant Director

Awa Sarr, Ex-Officio, African Studies Center Assistant Director

Leo Zulu, Ex-Officio, African Studies Center Director