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Administrators & Staff

The professional staff of the Department of American Culture are available to help current and prospective students and faculty understand and feel part of the American Culture community, College and University. Our knowledgeable staff are dedicated to supporting students, serving as liaisons with alumni and alumnae, helping to recruit first-rate graduate students and faculty, and building bridges with other units in the College and University.

COVID-19 response:  Please be advised that a number of faculty and staff are working remotely during this time. Voicemail messages will be translated and transmitted to recipients via email.

We endeavor to respond to all inquiries and thank you for your patience during this time if you experience slower than normal responses.

Business Hours
Monday – Friday | 8 AM - 5 PM (Fall  & Winter); 8 AM - 4:30 PM (Spring & Summer)

Surface Mail
505 S. State Street, 3700 Haven Hall, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1045

Department Leadership

Office of the Chair
Chair — Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes | Voicemail: 734-615-6473
Associate Chair and Director of the UG Studies Program — John Cheney-Lippold | 734-764-6799
Director of the Graduate Studies Program — Colin Gunckel | 734-615-2935

Ethnic Studies Programs
Director of Arab and Muslim American Studies — Khaled Mattawa FA21 | 734-764-9208;
Interim Director of Arab and Muslim American Studies — Su'ad Abdul Khabeer WN22 | 734-936-5858

Director of Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies — Manan Desai | 734-615-2524
Director of Latina/o Studies — Ashley Lucas | 734-763-1860
Director of Native American Studies — Barbra A. Meek | 734-936-3192

JoAnne Beltran
Student Services Administrative Assistant
3700 Haven Hall, 505 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045
734-763-1460
Mary Freiman
Executive Secretary
3727 Haven Hall

Contact Mary: to schedule an appointment with the chair; if you have questions about Budgeted Faculty and Executive Committee Meetings; and for matters related to tenure-track faculty reviews, sabbatical & leave requests, and FARs
(voicemail only) 734-615-6473
Judith Gray
Chief Administrator
3700 Haven Hall
734-647-2103 (AC)
Katia Kitchen
Graduate Coordinator
3719 Haven Hall
734-647-9533
Elizabeth So
Academic Program Specialist
3725 Haven Hall
505 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045
734-763-0031
Lisa Tune
Events and Communications Coordinator
3700 Haven Hall, 505 S State St
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1045
734-764-5322