Advisory Committees

An advisory committee advises Dean Chen on strategic objectives and planning, programming activities and initiatives, and general deployment of resources that help strengthen the center’s central role in achieving Trinity’s urban-global mission of linking the campus, the city of Hartford, and the world.
The committee consists of nine Trinity faculty who represent the broad disciplinary spectrum and diverse interests in both Hartford and the global arena. The Trinity faculty members on the committee serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2008. The committee also includes three important community representatives and three distinguished honorary members from outside of Trinity.


Faculty Advisory Committee

  • Davarian L. Baldwin, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies
  • Jeffrey Bayliss, Associate Professor of History
  • Emilie Dressaire, Assistant Professor of Engineering
  • Christoph Geiss, Associate Professor of Physics and Environmental Science
  • Anthony Messina, John R. Reitemeyer Professor of Political Science
  • Garth A. Myers, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor or Urban International Studies
  • Katharine G. Power, Associate Professor of Theater and Dance
  • James A. Trostle, Charles A. Dana Research Professor of Anthropology
  • Christopher van Ginhoven Rey, Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies

Staff Advisory Committee

  • Rachel Barlow, Social Science Center
  • Jenny Holland, Office of Communications
  • Doris Kammradt, Library
  • David Tatem, Information Technology Services
  • Jason Rojas, Office of Community Relations
  • Lisa Sapolis, Office of International Programs

Advisory Committee Members from the Hartford Community

  • Ted Carroll, President, Leadership Greater Hartford
  • Calixto Torres, Councilman, the City of Hartford
  • Hyacinth Yennie, Chairperson, Maple Avenue Neighborhood Revitalization Zone

Honorary Members

  • Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, The Travelers Companies and Trinity Board of Trustee, P '10
  • Saskia Sassen, Lynd Professor of Sociology and Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University