The Choices Program Staff collaborates with scholars at the Watson Institute and throughout the University to develop curriculum resources and offer professional development for teachers.

Choices Staff

Susannah Bechtel

Assistant Director of Curriculum Development

Andy Blackadar

Director of Curriculum Development

Lisa Blake

Office Assistant

Susan Graseck


Kathleen Magiera

Administrative Manager

Ada Okun

Research and Writing Intern

Lindsay Turchan

Curriculum Writer

Mimi Stephens

Professional Development Director

Jillian Turbitt

Marketing and Social Media Manager

Tanya Waldburger

Manager of the Digital Media Group

The Advisory Group

Beshara Doumani

Faculty Fellow at the Watson Institute, the Director of Middle East Studies at Brown University

James Green

Director of the Brazil Initiative and a Professor of History

Nancy Jacobs

Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies

Jo-Anne Hart

Adjunct Professor of International Studies

Edward Steinfeld

Director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Nina Tannenwald

Faculty Fellow at the Watson Institute and Director of the International Relations Program

Leah VanWey

Faculty Fellow at the Watson Institute, Associate Professor of Sociology

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