Director, Susan Derwin
T +1 (805) 893.8538
Office: 6046A HSSB
Associate Director, Emily Zinn
T +1 (805) 893.3137
Office: 6046B HSSB
Business Officer, Jessica Parra
T +1 (805) 893.8727
Office: 6050 HSSB
The Business Officer is responsible for managing the administrative functions and coordinating the implementation of policies, procedures, programs, activities, and program arrangements. She is responsible for the full range of management functions encompassing departmental operations, strategic analysis and planning, facilities management, human resource management, and fiscal resource management.
Administrative Coordinator, Janice Strobach
T +1 (805) 893.3907
Office: 6046 HSSB
The administrative coordinator serves as financial assistant and administrative support for the Center. Janice schedules events for the McCune Conference Room, the Crowell Reading Room, and the IHC seminar room. She administers IHC courses, serving as liaison with Registrar’s office. She is the department’s primary payroll processor.
Director of Isla Vista Arts, Ellen Anderson
T +1 (805) 893.4809
Office: 6034 HSSB
Director of Magic Lantern Films, DJ Palladino
Director of Research Development for the Social Sciences,
Humanities and Fine Arts, Barbara Walker
T +1 (805) 893.3576
Office: 2216 North Hall
The Director of Research Development assists faculty in generating effective extramural grant proposals, offering assistance in all stages of proposal development and refinement. She conducts grant development workshops for humanities faculty and graduate students, and collaborates with the Office of Research, ISBER, IHC, and the College of Letters and Science to develop plans to meet campus humanists’ research and funding needs. She maintains contact with UC system-wide funding programs, federal funding agencies, and private foundation funders and, based on these, informs faculty about new funding opportunities.
Department Financial Assistant, Selena Sweeney
T+1 (805) 893-5541
Office: 6054 HSSB
The Department Financial Assistant, under the supervision of the Business Officer, is responsible for the transactional financial efforts of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC). Responsibilities include accounting, fund tracking and management, processing all payment related activities, and close interaction with faculty and IHC staff.
Program and Events Coordinator, Cole Cohen
T +1 (805) 893.2004
Office: 6048 HSSB
The Program and Events coordinator oversees all aspects of IHC events and public programs. She is responsible for creating new programming in accordance with endowment bequests. She works with the Senior Artist to promote and advertise IHC programs via electronic and print media.
Research Development Coordinator, Brian Donnelly
T +1 (805) 893.7269
Office: 6036 HSSB
The Research Development Coordinator assists faculty with proposal submission for extramural grants. He can provide assistance in identifying funding sources for projects, preparing budgets, and ushering the proposal through campus administration to ensure that the proposal is endorsed by the appropriate campus control points.
Senior Artist, Alejandro Casazi
T +1 (805) 893.4315
Office: 6038 HSSB
The senior artist is responsible for the production of all IHC electronic and print media, including publicity flyers and posters, the IHC website, video and still photography.