University of Southern Indiana

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Center Staff

J. Casey Harison
Dr. J. Casey Harison
Professor of History
Director of the Center for Communal Studies
Contact: 812-465-7150
Liberal Arts Center 3035

Marilyn Thielman
Mrs. Marilyn Thielman
Administrative Assistant
Contact: 812-465-1656
David L. Rice Library 3022

Board of Advisors

Dr. Franziska Bechtel (2023)
Research Associate, Institut fuer Theologie – Diakonie – Ethik, AGAPLESION gAG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Ms. Wendy Bredhold (2021)
Senior Campaign  Representative, Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, Indiana & Kentucky (USI '98)
Dr. Gregory W. Brown (2020)
Educator (ret.)
Ms. Jennifer Greene (2022)
Archivist, University of Southern Indiana (USI BA '03, MALS '09)
Office: 812-464-1832
Dr. Donald E. Janzen (2023)
Consultant (ret.)
Dr. Jane Johansen (2023)
Professor Emerita of Business Communications (ret.), University of Southern Indiana
Dr. Joshua Lockyer (2020)
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Arkansas Tech University
Office: 479-356-2168
Dr. Susan Matarese (2023)
Professor of Political Science and Director of the Honors Program, University of Louisville
Dr. Carol Medlicott (2021)
Associate Professor of Geography
Northern Kentucky University
Office: 859-572-5316

Mr. G. Graham Perry III (2020)
Tennessee Historical Society
Columbia State Community College

615-741-8934 (Tenn. Hist. Soc.)

Dr. Donald Pitzer
Emeritus Professor of History and Director of the Center for Communal Studies, University of Southern Indiana
Dr. Silvia Rode (2023)
Professor of German and Chair of the World Languages and Cultures Department, University of Southern Indiana
Dr. Michael Strezewski (2022)
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Southern Indiana
Office: 812-464-1931

Leslie Townsend (2021)
Director of Community Engagement, University of Southern Indiana (USI BS '88, MA '08)

Office: 812-465-7013


Ex Officio

Dr. James M. Beeby
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, University of Southern Indiana
Office: 812-464-1853
Dr. Jason Hardgrave
Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department, University of Southern Indiana
Office: 812-465-1221
Ms. Marna Hostetler
Director of David L. Rice Library, University of Southern Indiana
Office: 812-464-1826

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