The Center for Mind and Culture depends on a lot of talented people. Listed alphabetically below are those who are actively involved. Click on any category header for more details and individual bios.


Catherine Caldwell-Harris, President
Saikou Y. Diallo, Director
Bernd Dürrwächter, Director
Patrick McNamara, Founding Director, Director of Research
Wesley J. Wildman, Founding Director, Executive Director, Chair of the Board

Research Associates

Joseph Bulbulia, since 2015
Megan Shannon DeFranza, since 2014
Monica Duffy Toft, since 2017
Christopher Frantz, since 2019
Erika Frydenlund, since 2016
Neha Gondal, since 2018
Ross Gore, since 2016
Brick Johnstone, since 2019
Ravi Iyer, since 2018
Luke J. Matthews, since 2014
Kwadwo Opong-Mensah, since 2020
Jose Padilla, since 2015
Andrew Page, since 2020
Raymond F. Paloutzian, since 2015
Krzysztof Rechowicz, since 2017
Uffe Schjoedt, since 2016
F. LeRon Shults, since 2011
Richard Sosis, since 2008
Ann Taves, since 2015
Andreas Tolk, since 2013
Connor Wood, since 2018

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Stephanie N. Arel, since 2015
Rachel Bacon,
since 2020
Joel C. Daniels,
since 2015
Justin E. Lane, since 2015
Jenn Lindsay,
since 2018
Andy Linscott, since 2019
Yair Lior, since 2015
Jonathan Morgan, since 2018
Zach Rodriguez, since 2020
Dave Rohr, since 2020
Gina A. Zurlo, since 2017

Doctoral Fellows

John Balch, since 2016
Kaitlyn Martin Fox, since 2019
Shaunesse’ Jacobs, since 2019
Chad Moore, since 2020
Kendra M.H. Moore, since 2017
Kate Stockly, since 2014
Seth Villegas, since 2018
Sema Yilmaz, since 2019

Administrative & Professional Staff

Tim Carpenter, Consulting Developer
George Hodulik, Creative Solutions Designer
Ali O’Hare,
Projects & Development Manager
Kippy Rudy, Chief Development Officer
Nicole Smith, Administration & Communications Coordinator


Doctoral and Graduate Interns

Hyunwoo Koo, Research Assistant
Dimitri Luzincourt, Research Assistant

Undergraduate Interns

Allana Radel, Research Assistant
Molly Wilde, Research Assistant
Hannah Wolfe, Communications Assistant
Abigail Yoo, Research Assistant