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Alisa M. Cullison

Alisa Cullison joined the Kenan Institute for Ethics as Administrative Coordinator in May 2022.

Alisa attended Case Western Reserve University for her undergraduate studies, where she majored in English and Theater Arts and performed in many stage productions including Shakespeare and improv comedy. After CWRU, Alisa attended the University of Pittsburgh for her Master of Education degree where she studied the use of the arts as teaching and learning tools in various education settings. She then worked as a teaching artist for several nonprofit arts and education organizations, including working with English Language Learner student populations. She also continued her acting career in Shakespeare productions and improv comedy theaters around Pittsburgh, and worked as a Standardized Patient actor-educator with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Alisa moved to Boston in 2018 where she worked at Harvard University in the Germanic Languages and Literatures department and most recently was the Training & Support Specialist with the Administrative Operations department, where she trained staff people in administrative and financial systems.

Alisa moved to Durham in May 2022 with her partner and their dog, Edie the Sweetie. 

Margaret Campbell Krause

Margaret Krause joined the Kenan team in May 2022.

As Kenan’s Development Representative, she manages the Kenan Institute for Ethics and the DukeEngage advisory boards and oversees development-related projects to advance KIE’s fundraising and engagement strategies.

Margaret earned a B.A. from Duke University with a double major in English and History. She has previously worked in the IT industry and residential real estate in Charlotte, NC. A native of Durham, Margaret is thrilled to be back at Duke and in the Triangle area.

Ashley George

Ashley M. George [she/her/hers]  joined the Kenan Institute for Ethics as a Staff Assistant in January 2022.

Ashley George is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She currently attends Liberty University as a first-generation Ph.D. student studying Higher Education Administration. She has her Master of Education in Higher Education and has a Bachelor of Science dual degree in Justice Studies and Social Work. Through her creative writing, Ashley was able to study abroad in Kenya. In Kenya, she stayed partially with the Maasai tribe and at Kenyatta University. In addition, she was also able to study abroad in Brazil during the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. In Brazil, she volunteered at the local orphanages and had the opportunity to hear the testimonies of currently incarcerated individuals.

Ashley has previously worked in the K-12 school system as a Special Education Testing Coordinator and has a background working with Admissions, TRIO/McNair, and Residential Coaching. Her core competencies include Cultural Awareness, Advocacy, Community Engagement, and Inclusion. Her student affairs mission is to consistently advocate for equitable and inclusive/diverse learning environments; specifically, for first generation students.

 

Aaron R. Crouse

Aaron R. Crouse joined the Kenan Institute for Ethics team in January 2022. He holds a Master of Divinity from Duke University with interests in theology and ethics, political theology, and theories of justice. He has worked in higher education in various capacities at Duke with DukeEngage, Residential Life, and Bass Connections. Prior to joining Kenan, he worked as a student services specialist at North Carolina Central University. He is a native of Chicago’s southside, and currently lives in Durham.

j.d. Wagner

j.d. Wagner joined the Kenan Institute for Ethics team in January 2022.

He earned a BA in Philosophy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and an MA in Philosophy from Brandeis University, where he thought and wrote on the ways that everyday ordinary individuals behave, act, or make decisions about, the moral situations that they find themselves within.

Kali Wagner

Kali joined Duke and the Kenan team in April 2021.

As a Program Coordinator, she participates in the development and facilitation of Kenan’s undergraduate programs and events. She also serves as the DUSA (Director of Undergraduate Studies Assistant) for Ethics courses and the Ethics & Society Certificate Program, supporting the institute’s curricular offerings and its faculty.

Kali earned a B.A. in English from Seattle Pacific University, and an M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation from Trinity College Dublin. She has previously worked in student disability support services at universities in Washington state, and as an arts programmer at a community art center in Virginia.