Academic Director: Stephanie Rolph

Stephanie Rolph joined SHECP in July 2017 as its first academic director. She is Associate Professor of History and Director of Experiential Learning and Strategic Initiatives at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. A native of Mississippi, Stephanie received her Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in 2009.  An active scholar of the post-1945 American South, her work has appeared in The Right Side of the Sixties, Journal of Women’s History, and Journal of Southern History. Her first book, Resisting Equality: The Citizens’ Council, 1954-1989 (Louisiana State University Press, 2018) was recognized as the 2019 Book of the Year by the Mississippi Historical Society. She has also been awarded the Humanities Scholar Award by the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Rabbi Perry Nussbaum Civil Justice Award.

Alumni Engagement Specialist: Danielle Breidung Quat

Danielle Breidung Quat is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and an alumna of the SHECP program. During the summer of 2011, she completed a SHECP/Kemper internship at Mujeres Latinas en Acción, a Chicago-based organization that strives to empower Latinas through service and advocacy. In Lexington, Danielle was a Bonner Scholar, a regular volunteer at the Campus Kitchen Project, an English tutor with English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and a Spanish teacher/volunteer coordinator at Fairfield Elementary School with the Rockbridge Teacher Education Consortium. In 2011, Danielle conducted a community-based research project about Latinos’ access to social services in Rockbridge County, VA that informed her poverty and human capability studies capstone. Since graduating in December 2012, Danielle has been busy exporting superfruits from the Brazilian Amazon, serving with AmeriCorps VISTA, consulting nonprofit organizations in South Carolina, participating in fellowships in Asia, visiting all 50 U.S. states, and pursuing additional education in the fields of international higher education, social work, and nonprofit management. Danielle is passionate about empowering women and girls. She is currently a member of Wellspring Living’s Young Professionals Board, a CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate for Children), and a volunteer at the Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire. Danielle previously served as president of the Rotary Club of Bluffton.


Governing Board

Chair: Kristin Harper, Birmingham-Southern College,

Immediate Chair: Brian Doyle, Ph.D., Marymount University,

Vice Chair: Mindy Wilson, Centre College,

Treasurer: Atin Basu Choudhary, Ph.D., Virginia Military Institute,

Richard Cancelmo, Bridgeway Capital Management, 

Tim Diette, Ph.D., Washington and Lee University,

Margaret Finucane, Ph.D., John Carroll University,

Andrew Hogue, Ph.D., Baylor University,

Andrew Kumpuris, MD, Cardiologist, Little Rock, AR,

Matthew Lawrence, Ph.D., Middlebury College,

Tiffanie Spencer, University of Vermont,

Sara Worley, Ph.D., Juniata College,

SHECP Council

Nina Banks, Ph.D., Bucknell University,

Atin Basu Choudhary, Ph.D., Virginia Military Institute,

Kevin Blair, Ph.D., Niagara University,

Lauren Bowen, Ph.D., Juniata College,

Katy Gray Brown, Ph.D., Manchester University,

Richard Cancelmo, Bridgeway Capital Management, 

Joel Clark, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison,

Larry Connolly, Connolly Family Foundation,

Kim Cosgrove, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD,

Brian Doyle, Ph.D., Marymount University,

Cindy Ferguson, University of Lynchburg,

Margaret Finucane, Ph.D., John Carroll University,

David Gandolfo, Ph.D., Furman University,

Kristin Harper, Birmingham-Southern College,

Sean Herring, Ph.D., Missouri State University,

Andrew Hogue, Ph.D., Baylor University,

Elyssa Klipsch, Millsaps College,

Brooke Krause, Ph.D., The College of Wooster,

Andrew Kumpuris, MD, Cardiologist, Little Rock, AR,

Matthew Lawrence, Ph.D., Middlebury College,

Connie Snyder Mick, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame,

Cathy McConnell, Ph.D., The College of Wooster,

Kelly Nichols, Woollard Nichols & Associates, Austin, TX,

Rebecca Todd Peters, Ph.D., Elon University,

Howard Pickett, Ph.D, Washington & Lee University,

Stephen J. Scanlan, Ph.D., Ohio University,

Tiffanie Spencer, Ph.D., University of Vermont,

Alan Tinkler, Ph.D., Missouri State University,

Christina Willemsen, Hamilton College,

Sara Whipple, Virginia Military Institute,

Mindy Wilson, Centre College,

Andrea Woodward, Ph.D., Berea College,

Ana “Monica” Yepes-Rios, MD,  Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine,



Updated September 20, 2021

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