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Elizabeth Kicak, Director 
ekicak@usf.edu
813-974-3657
Office Number: CPR 474D
Mailing Address:
4202 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33620
CPR 107

Liz Kicak joined the Humanities Institute in 2010 and in 2016 became the Institute’s fourth director. She received her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of South Florida in 2010 with a focus on poetry. She has been published in over a dozen literary journals and is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. While completing her graduate degree, she worked in real estate and marketing giving her unique insight into the often unexpected ways a humanities degree can be put to work. She believes strongly in collaborative learning, early identification and mentoring of promising leaders, and better articulating the ways that the humanities prepare scholars for meaningful lives.


Mallory Danley, Program Assistant
mdanley@usf.edu
813-974-2913
Office Number: CPR 474C
Mailing Address:
4202 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33620
CPR 107

Mallory Danley began working with the Humanities Institute in 2014 as a student intern of the Humanities and Cultural Studies Department and has worked part-time with the Institute after completing the internship. She now works with the Institute full time since completing her B.A. Humanities and Cultural Studies with a Minor in Art History from the University of South Florida in May, 2016. Prior to graduating, Mallory was originally completing the Pre-Med track with a focus in Chemistry. Throughout her coursework she realized her passion for art, culture, and history had been muted by the medical track that laid ahead. She changed her major to Humanities and Cultural Studies and hopes to teach Art History to high school students in the future. It was through this transformation that she has come to recognize the Humanities a necessity to be taught to our youth, cultivated through our schools and encouraged by our influential society.


Lorraine Monteagut, Graduate Assistant
lmonteagut@mail.usf.edu
Office Number: CPR 474E
Mailing Address:
4202 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33620
CPR 107

Lorraine Monteagut has been a graduate assistant with the Humanities Institute since 2013. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Communication and a consultant at the Writing Studio. She began her career in journalism and communications, working as a business development manager at The Miami Herald. She went on to earn her Master of Liberal Studies from Rollins College, before pursuing her doctoral studies at USF. Lorraine is dedicated to growing the humanities in her community; on her free time, she holds monthly writing workshops and women's circles at her neighborhood yoga studio, and she coordinates events like poetry readings and art openings with scholars and artists in the Tampa area. Her dissertation-in-progress is a narrative exploration of spiritual and creative communities as centers of healing and connection.