Staff

Emily Bloom

Associate Director
Heyman Center for the Humanities

Emily Bloom is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and Associate Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities. She earned her B.A. from Washington University in St Louis (2003), M.A. Boston College (2006); and Ph.D. Texas (2012). 

Clarence Coaxum

Business Manager
Heyman Center

Clarence Coaxum is Business Manager at the Heyman Center for the Humanities and Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University.

Eileen Gillooly

Executive Director
Heyman Center for the Humanities

Eileen Gillooly, Adjunct Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, is the Executive Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities and Society of Fellows.

Joella Jones

Communications & Web Coordinator

Joella Jones is the Communications & Web Coordinator at the Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Society of Fellows in the Humanities. 

Iliana Ortega

Administrative Assistant

Iliana Ortega is the Administrative Assistant at the Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Society of Fellows in the Humanities.  She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University. 

Richard Roderick

Program Coordinator, Justice-in-Education Initiative

Richard, is the Program Coordinator for the Justice-in-Education Initiative and a Community Outreach Fellow. He holds a BA in Sociology from Pitzer College and plans to pursue his doctorate degree in Sociology, with a focus on the nexus between our Public Education System and the Criminal Justice System.

Mia Ruyter

Education and Outreach Manager
Heyman Center for the Humanities

Mia Ruyter is the Education and Outreach Manager for the Heyman Center for Humanities and the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University.

Kay Zhang

Program Manager

Kay Zhang is the Program Manager at the Society of Fellows and the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University. She received her undergraduate degree in English from Princeton University and her MFA in Poetry from Columbia University.