Vermont Humanities

Dr. Dottie Morris

Dr. Dottie Morris of Bellows Falls is the Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity at Keene State College in New Hampshire. Dottie provides support and direction to the college as the institution works to fulfill its commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.

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Gizelle Guyette

Gizelle Guyette of Bennington comes to the board as a long-time public librarian. A graduate of Middlebury College, Gizelle is currently the Youth Services Librarian at the John G. McCullough Library in North Bennington and an expert in youth literacy. She has also worked at public libraries in Manchester, Morristown, Colchester and in the Milton School District.

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Kiah Morris

Kiah Morris is a former State Representative from Bennington and member of the Vermont Commission on Women.  She is an activist, artist, and performance poet with a long history in anti-racist and economic justice movement building.

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, Treasurer

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.”