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ArthurLevine_thm2 Arthur Levine (levine@woodrow.org) is the sixth president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Before his appointment at Woodrow Wilson in 2006, he was president and professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also previously served as chair of the higher education program, chair of the Institute for Educational Management, and senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Dr. Levine is the author or co-author of ten books and dozens of articles and reviews, including a series of reports for the Education Schools Project on the preparation of school leaders, teachers, and education researchers. Dr. Levine’s numerous commentaries appear in such publications as The New York Times; The Los Angeles Times; The Wall Street Journal; The Washington Post; Education Week; and The Chronicle of Higher Education. His most recent book is Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today’s College Student (with Diane Dean, 2012). | Full bio
SJH_headshot2 Stephanie J. Hull (hull@woodrow.org) came to the Woodrow Wilson Foundation in 2012 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She began her academic career as an assistant professor in the Department of French and Italian at Dartmouth College, subsequently becoming Assistant Dean of the College. After six years at Dartmouth, Dr. Hull went on to serve as the Assistant to the President and Secretary of the College at Mount Holyoke College, then as Head of the Brearley School, a girls’ K–12 college preparatory school in New York City, where she led a highly successful capital campaign and long-range planning process and oversaw the introduction of a number of new initiatives. She earned her bachelor’s degree in French literature at Wellesley College and her master’s and doctoral degrees at Harvard University in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. | Full bio
BSanford_thm2 Beverly Sanford (sanford@woodrow.org) is Vice President for Communications at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. She also serves as Secretary of the Foundation, a position elected by the Woodrow Wilson Board of Trustees. Prior to joining the Woodrow Wilson staff in 2002, Ms. Sanford served first as communications director for the president of the University at Buffalo (SUNY), then as associate director of the UB Regional Institute. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she completed an M.A. and Ph.D. coursework at the University at Buffalo.
PSeas_headshot_modcrop Peggy Moorhead Seas (seas@woodrow.org) is Vice President for Development, securing support for the Foundation’s range of fellowship programs. She came to Woodrow Wilson in 2014 from Princeton University, where she served as an Associate Director in the Office of Development for four years, including during the completion of the Aspire campaign. Prior to that, Peggy worked for six years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, first in prospect research and strategic planning in Development and then in curatorial research in European Paintings. A graduate of New York University (B.A.) and Columbia University (M.A.), she is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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SusanBillmaier_crop Susan Billmaier (billmaier@woodrow.org) serves as program officer for two dissertation fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation: the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies. A member of the Woodrow Wilson staff since 2008, she earned her Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University and has taught in the areas of American politics, women and politics, and traditions of western political theory.  Dr. Billmaier also facilitates workshops on learning styles, personality assessment, and conflict resolution.
LeAnnBuntrock_crop LeAnn Buntrock (buntrock@woodrow.org) joined the Woodrow Wilson staff in 2013 as Director of the Woodrow Wilson M.B.A. Fellowship in Education Leadership. She was formerly Executive Director of the Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education at the University of Virginia. Dr. Buntrock earned her J.D. from the University of Richmond and her Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Virginia. Her background demonstrates her deep commitment to education, ranging from her early years as a teacher in elementary education to a several years of advocacy in education and family law.
JamesGadsdenUSState_sm Ambassador James Gadsden (gadsden@woodrow.org) is Senior Counselor for International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, with responsibility for both advising on the development of new programs and providing counsel and guidance for the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships. Ambassador Gadsden, formerly Diplomat-in-Residence and Lecturer in Public and International Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, served as U.S. Ambassador to Iceland from 2002 until 2005. He completed his undergraduate degree in economics at Harvard University, followed by a master’s degree in East Asian Studies at Stanford University and further graduate work in economics at Princeton.
CMcFarlane_Dec10_sm Caryl McFarlane (mcfarlane@woodrow.org) is Senior Program Officer for the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships and Mellon Programs at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Before coming to Woodrow Wilson in 2010, she was the director/initiator of an overseas summer program for children and a literature teacher at Princeton Day School. She earned her B.A. in English at Queens College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English at Rutgers University.
JoseOchoa_2013_sm Jose F. Ochoa (ochoa@woodrow.org) is Director of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships. He was previously Director of MPP Admissions and Programs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, joining the Woodrow Wilson Foundation staff in 2013. He previously served as Associate Director for Enrollment Management at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education, and was Assistant Director of Scholarship Programs at the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. He earned his B.A. in political science from Rutgers University and an M.A. in liberal studies from NYU.  He is an alumnus of the U.S.-Spain Young Leaders Program.
Audra Watson Audra M. Watson (watson@woodrow.org), Director of Mentoring & Induction Strategy and Program Officer, has lead responsibility for the mentoring components of the Foundation’s various Fellowships. She is also a doctoral student focused on Urban Education Policy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She previously worked with the New York City Department of Education, directing mentoring and teacher development programs.

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