Meet our staff

Dr. Clarence Lang, Professor of African and African-American Studies, Chair of the African and African-American Studies Department
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Clarence Lang is a Professor of African and African-American Studies at The University of Kansas, and a former Langston Hughes Visiting Professor. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. 

Dr. Sarah Bishop
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Sarah Bishop was appointed Interim Associate Director in December 2017. Sarah has her B.A. in English literature, graduating with honors, magna cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. in 20th Century American Literature and Film from the University of Virginia.

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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.

Dan Consolver
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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.

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Eliott Reeder 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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The Scholarly Programs Administrator 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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