Vermont Humanities
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Mary Otto

Mary Otto of Norwich is a retired high school English teacher and teacher consultant with a lifelong dedication to the humanities.

Ellen “LN” Bethea

LN has performed as a Spoken Word Poet across Vermont from Morrisville to Brattleboro. She was thrilled to have been chosen by Vermont Arts Council as an “I Am A Vermont Artist 2021.”

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T. Elijah Hawkes

Elijah Hawkes is an educator, writer and dad. He is Director of School Leadership Programs at the Upper Valley Educator Institute, a small graduate school that prepares future teachers and school leaders in Vermont and New Hampshire

Lizzy Lyons

Lizzy Lyons of Colchester is a licensed clinical social worker (LICSW), with her Masters in Social Work from UVM. Lizzy majored in Politics with minors in Painting, Photography, and International Studies from College of Santa Fe, in New Mexico.

Susan Burch

Susan Burch is an historian whose work centers on deaf, disability, Mad, race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, and gender and sexuality in the United States and Russia across the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Ron Miller

Ron Miller of South Burlington has been an educational scholar and activist, teacher, publisher and bookseller, community leader and philanthropist. He has authored several books, and has founded, published, or edited several magazines.

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Patricia Menduni

Patricia Menduni of Rutland has served as Community Liaison for Representative Peter Welch and spent ten years on Senator James Jeffords’ Rutland staff.

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Jinny Huh

Jinny Huh of Burlington is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Vermont, specializing in comparative race studies and detective fiction. She authored “The Arresting Eye: Race and the Anxiety of Detection.”

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Denise Bailey

Denise Bailey of Montpelier is a member of the legal bar in Vermont, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, and operates a law office in Montpelier.

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Yasmine Ziesler

Yasmine Ziesler of Montpelier is chief academic officer for the Vermont State Colleges system.