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Dr. Victor Bailey, Charles W. Battey Distinguished Professor of Modern British History, On Sabbatical 2016-2017
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Victor Bailey has been Hall Center Director since 2000. He is the Charles W. Battey Distinguished Professor of Modern British History at the University of Kansas. His research interests include the history of criminal law and criminal justice.

Dr. Sally Utech, Acting Director 2016-2017
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Dr. Sally Utech became Associate Director in 2012. She received a PhD in History from KU in 2010 and has been at the Hall Center since 2008.

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Kathy Porsch has held this position since April 1998. She has more than 30 years of grant development experience in the humanities, social sciences, arts, sciences, and engineering.

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Dan Consolver is responsible for tracking, updating and maintaining all of the fiscal and accounting records and activities of the Hall Center.

Samantha Bishop Simmons
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Samantha Bishop Simmons creates all aspects of Center communications, web content, and event-specific publicity and advertising.

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Andrew Hodgson is responsible for organizing and administering programs dedicated to serving the public, including the Humanities Lecture Series, public lectures, Friends events, and outreach programming.

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Eliott Reeder is responsible for organizing and administering programs dedicated to serving KU faculty, staff, and graduate students, including seminars, workshops, and colloquia.

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The Research Development Specialist assists KU humanities faculty with external grant and fellowship activities. 

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