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HF1: Humanities Research Administrators


This working group aims to enhance Humanities research development across the corridor by developing best practices that serve humanities research development professionals, sharing resources, and strengthening cross-institutional collaboration.

Active since: 2020

  • Syracuse University
  • University of Rochester
  • Cornell University
  • Hamilton College
  • Union College
  • St. Lawrence University

Collaborative Goals

This group aims to:

- Promote a community of practice* among research development professionals across the region

- Identify and develop best practices for advancing humanities research at our respective institutions

- Share tools and resources for humanities research development professionals in central research offices, advancement units, academic affairs units, and school- or college-level offices

- Provide opportunities for professional development

- Provide a place for support and reflection, where participants can share their challenges and leverage collective accountability when pursuing goals.

* A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who “share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” Wenger-Trayner, E. and Wenger-Trayner, B. (2015)

Group Organizers

Carol Smith

Senior Officer, Corporate & Foundation Relations Grants Office, UWC Campus Liaison, St. Lawrence University

Charles Bush

Assistant Dean for Grants and Contracts, University of Rochester

Hilary Mosher

Assistant Dean for Grants and Contracts, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Rochester

Jeff Ritchie

Director of Sponsored Programs, Hamilton College

Kaja Tally-Schumacher

Visiting Scholar, CIAMS, Cornell University

Krista Campbell

Director, Corporate & Foundations Relations, Hamilton College

Lindsey Harrington

Assistant Dean for Grants and Contracts, University of Rochester

Mercedes Susi

Senior Associate Director of Sponsored Programs & Faculty Fellowships, Union College

Nicole Marshall

Assistant VP for Academic Advancement and Research, Administration & Director of the Grants Office, Union College

Sarah Workman

Assistant Director of Proposal Development in the Humanities, Syracuse University