Glasscock Center Staff
Emily Brady, Director
310C Glasscock Building
Emily Brady became Director of the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research on May 1st, 2018. She is the third director of the Center and the first holder of the Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock Director’s Chair. Dr. Brady came to Texas A&M from the University of Edinburgh, where she was Professor of Environment and Philosophy. She is also a Professor of Philosophy, with research and teaching interests spanning aesthetics and philosophy of art, environmental ethics, eighteenth-century philosophy, and animal studies. She has published seven books, including Aesthetics of the Natural Environment (Edinburgh University Press, 2003) and The Sublime in Modern Philosophy: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Nature (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Her current book project is a philosophical history of aesthetics of nature in the eighteenth century. Since assuming leadership of the Glasscock Center, Dr. Brady has been dedicated to broadening interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary collaborations across the University through the Center’s new initiative, Humanities: Land Sea Space and demonstrating the vital importance of the humanities by increasing public engagement.
More information about Dr. Brady can be found here.
Jessica Howell, Associate Director
305A Glasscock Building
Jessica Howell is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University. She completed a PhD in English at University of California, Davis, and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Humanities and Health, King’s College London. Her first monograph, Exploring Victorian Travel Literature: Disease, Race and Climate, was published in 2014 by Edinburgh UP, and her forthcoming book is titled Malaria and Victorian Fictions of Empire (Cambridge UP, 2018). Dr. Howell teaches courses in Victorian literature, literature and medicine, the Health Humanities, and women’s travel writing. She also has led a Summer Scholars program on “Epidemics in Literature/ Literature as Epidemic.” Dr. Howell convenes the Health Humanities Seminar at the Glasscock Center and the T3 group on “Global Health and the Humanities.”
Amanda N. Dusek, Program Coordinator
305C Glasscock Building
Amanda earned her BA in Telecommunication Media Studies from Texas A&M University in 2015. She has since been working at the Glasscock Center and enjoys being able to continue learning about the humanities through the Center’s various events.
As the Program Coordinator for the Center, Amanda communicates with all of our featured speakers to coordinate their travel, lodging, and payment. She works closely with the conveners of our 20+ Working Groups to assist in the organization of their events, meetings, and budgets. Amanda also coordinates publicity with the College Communications team. Additionally, she communicates with and assists the Business Administrator with financial matters and expense tracking.
Roxanne Moody, Business Administrator (College of Liberal Arts, Office of the Dean)
3rd Floor, Coke Building
Brittnie Spornhauer, Undergraduate Apprentice
305 Glasscock Building
Brittnie is a senior Communication major, Psychology minor, set to graduate December 2019. She moved from a small town in Northern Indiana to Dayton, Texas, and transferred into A&M for the Spring 2017 semester. She has been on track to earning her degree and certificate in Strategic Communication, since then. Post-graduation, she hopes to follow the public relations line of work in creating strategic plans for businesses, companies, and non-profit organizations. Brittnie has been a student worker for the Glasscock Center since January 2019.
Louis Whitworth, Communications & Media Undergraduate Apprentice
305 Glasscock Building