Humanities Institute Administration

Hao Huang

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Dr. Hao Huang is Senior Advisor to the President for International Initiatives and the Bessie and Cecil Frankel Endowed Chair in Music at Scripps College. Huang holds a baccalaureate from Harvard (AB), a master’s degree from the Juilliard School (MM), and a doctorate from StonyBrook University SUNY (DMA). A 2012-13 American Council on Education Fellow-in-residence at Queens College CUNY, he has served as a United States Information Agency Artistic Ambassador on several overseas tours to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In addition to international performances as a concert pianist, his scholarship includes an “Article of the Year Award” in American Music Teacher (MTNA journal) and many published articles in refereed journals of Great Britain Hungary, Greece, Japan, China and the USA. A four-time recipient of the Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Research, Creative Work and/or Performance (2009, 2006, 2004, 1999), Dr. Huang has also been honored multiple times with the Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Teaching at Scripps College (2012, 2010, 2000, 1996). His commitment to interdisciplinary curricula is demonstrated by his decade-plus involvement as a lead professor in the Scripps Humanities Core program. Huang was a 2012 NEH Teaching Development Fellow, “Bridging Cultures”, one of 9 selected from 218 applications nationally. He recently completed research activities as a 2014 NEH Summer Scholar at York University, UK.

 

Amy Emmert

Assistant to the Director

Amy EmmertAmy Emmert has been working for the Humanities Institute since November 2013. Before that she taught journalism at UCLA, advised the award-winning Daily Bruin newspaper, founded and helped lead two nonprofits, and was a professional print journalist, working as an editor, designer, and writer. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing from UCLA.


Humanities Institute Directors past and present, clockwise from top left: Claire Bridge, Michael Roth, Rita Roberts, David Lloyd, Susan Rankaitis, Norton Batkin, Julia E. Liss, Nathalie Rachlin, Dion Scott-Kakures, Cheryl Walker

Humanities Institute Directors past and present, clockwise from top left: Claire Bridge, Michael S. Roth, Rita Roberts, David Lloyd, Susan Rankaitis, Norton Batkin, Julia E. Liss, Nathalie Rachlin, Dion Scott-Kakures, Cheryl Walker

 Past Directors

  • Yuval Avnur: Spring 2015
  • Juliet Koss: Fall 2014
  • Cándida Jáquez: 2011-2014
  • T. Kim-Trang Tran: 2008-2011
  • Nathalie Rachlin: 2005-2008
  • Julia E. Liss: 2002-2005
  • David Lloyd: 1999-2002
  • Cheryl Walker: 1996-1999
  • Dion Scott-Kakures: 1995-1996
  • Rita Roberts: 1994-1995
  • Norton Batkin: 1988-Fall 1990
  • Michael S. Roth: Spring 1990-1994 and 1986-1988

Advisory Board : Fall 2015

  • Piya Chatterjee, Dorothy Cruickshank Backstrand Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies and Chair of the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department
  • Lara Deeb, Chair, Department of Anthropology
  • Martha Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Chicano/a Latino/a Studies
  • David Kawalko Roselli, Associate Professor of Classics and Director of the Core Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities