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Charles Center staff directory

Elizabeth Harbron, Ph.D.


Director of the Charles Center

Blow Hall 255
(757) 221-2557

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Associate Director of the Charles Center

Blow Hall 268
(757) 221-2632

Oversees communications, content development (web and news), strategic partnerships, internships & applied learning, and study away initiatives


Administrative & Fiscal Manager

Blow Hall 266
(757) 221-2632

Oversees departmental budget and expenditure management, financial reporting.

Maxwell Cloe 


Program Coordinator

Blow Hall 270
(757) 221-4804

Implementation and management of the Sharpe Community Scholars, the Woody Internship in Museum Studies, and the Sharp Journalism Seminar.

Monica Griffin, Ph.D.


Director of Engaged Scholarship & The Sharpe Community Scholars Program

Blow Hall 256
(757) 221-2669

Oversees the vision and philosophy of Sharpe programming. Encourages faculty development, teaches participatory action research, develops community-based learning, cultivates engaged scholarship curriculum design, and builds community partnerships.

Judy Slack

Administrative & Fiscal Coordinator

Blow Hall 254C
(757) 221-2460

Administrative/fiscal support for the Charles Center and for the Center for Geospatial Analysis (CGA). Course scheduling for GIS, INTR, and Departmental Honors. Contact for Blow 201 reservations. 

Kate Patterson

Undergraduate Research Program Administrator

Blow Hall 267
(757) 221-4802

Oversees the Monroe Scholars Program; Charles Center summer & semester research grants; Charles Center Student IRB.

AJ Joseph


WMSURE Program Coordinator

Blow Hall 236



Coordinates William & Mary Scholars Undergraduate Research Experience (WMSURE), including regular Wednesday workshops, fellows program, and communications.

Lauri Dabbieri


Program and Events Coordinator

Blow Hall 262
(757) 221-5154

Coordinates Charles Center events; coordinates the Monroe Scholars Program; supports the summer research grant cycle.

Kim Van Deusen


Associate Director 1693 Scholars Program

Murray House
(757) 221-1482

Emma Henry


Communications Assistant

Blow Hall 262

Writes articles and creates content to highlight stories of students, faculty mentors, and donors engaged in Charles Center programs. 


Jill Preston


Communications Assistant

Blow Hall 262

Designs and creates social media content to feature people, events, and programs of the Charles Center community.


Tess Willett


Communications Assistant

Blow Hall 262

Photographs people, projects, and gatherings to document the range of Charles Center programming.