Steering Committee

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2022-2023 Steering Committee

The Steering Committee for UConn Reads comprises staff, faculty, and student representatives from across the University community.

Jason Chang (Co-Chair) Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies, Faculty Affiliate, El Instituto, American Studies, and Maritime Studies, Director, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute
Jeffrey Shoulson (Co-Chair) Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Pamela Bedore Associate Professor, Department of English
Richard Bleiler Collections & Humanities Librarian
Julie Choffel Adjunct Faculty, Department of English
Dexter Gabriel Speculative Fiction Assistant Professor, Faculty Affiliate, Africana Studies institute
Stephanie Lumbra Educational Program Asssitant, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies
Kelsey O’Neil Director, Rainbow Center
Irene Pham Student and Staff Member, Asian American Cultural Center
Angela Rola Director, Asian American Cultural Center
Rilee Roldan Student and Graphic Design/Marketing Assistant, Asian American Cultural Center
Sophia Shao Assistant Professor of Cello, Instructor of String Techniques, School of Fine Arts
Kenneth Thompson Assistant Professor in-Residence, Digital Game Design
Sherry Zane Associate Professor in Residence, Interim Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies