Pell Center welcomes new adjunct, faculty fellows

The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy’s fellows program, designed to drive the intellectual agenda and ongoing research of the center, has welcomed five new fellows.

Drawing from faculty at the University and seasoned policy professionals across the United States, the Pell Center has assembled a team whose members understand issues, are gifted communicators and teachers, and who have spent time not just studying a topic, but also working in the policy community.

Robert Whitcomb, vice president and editorial page editor of The Providence Journal, has been named an adjunct fellow. His 43-year career in writing and editing, mostly as a journalist, has included positions at the Boston Herald Traveler, the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal, the Wall Street Journal and the International Herald Tribune.

Whitcomb has been editorial page editor at the Journal since 1992, and also vice president since 1997. Along the way, he has written and reported for such national magazines as Newsweek and The Weekly Standard, been the editor of several books and international newsletters and co-written a book called “Cape Wind.” Whitcomb has co-hosted a weekly public affairs show on television and is a frequent guest on National Public Radio.

Joining the Pell Center fellows program as faculty fellows are:

  • Dr. Emily Colbert Cairns, assistant professor of modern and classical languages
  • Dr. Robin L. Hoffman, professor and chairwoman of administration and justice
  • Dr. Jon Bernard Marcoux, assistant professor of cultural and historic preservation
  • Susannah Strong, lecturer of art

Click here to view the full list of Pell Center fellows.

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