Charged with serving as the programmatic facilitator of our university motto, Pro Humanitate, the Pro Humanitate Institute (PHI) is a core of learning, teaching, service, and action that transforms the ethos of WFU into an explicit mission connected to clear practices with meaningful social justice outcomes.
We sustain authentic relationships with local and global partners as we work with WFU students, faculty, and staff to encourage deep academic learning, foster transformative civic engagement, and address community-identified needs in order to build more meaningful lives and a more just world.
Melissa Harris-Perry, Faculty Director
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Melissa Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. There she is the Faculty Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center.
Melissa hosted the television show “Melissa Harris-Perry” from 2012-2016 on weekend mornings on MSNBC.
She is the author of the award-winning Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, and Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America.
Harris-Perry received her B.A. degree in English from Wake Forest University and her Ph.D. degree in political science from Duke University. She also studied theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Harris-Perry previously served on the faculty of the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Tulane University.
Marianne Magjuka, Executive Director
Office: PHI/AJC House 211
Marianne Magjuka serves as the Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute (PHI). In this role, Marianne provides strategic vision, oversight, and development for curricular and co-curricular initiatives of the Pro Humanitate Institute. Marianne established the BRANCHES social justice retreat for students, Institute on Social Justice Practice for staff, Seminar on Nonviolent Social Change, BUILD pre-orientation program, and Civil Rights Tour spring break experience. She is co-director of Wake the Vote. In addition, Marianne oversees civic engagement and service programs, and provides strategic direction to the area of civic learning and democratic engagement. She established the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition, and supervises an AmeriCorps*VISTA project focused on economic empowerment. In addition, she serves on the Campus Climate Implementation Team and functions as part of the Dean of Students team that provides caring outreach, problem-solving, and referral services for students and their families experiencing crisis, specifically related to bias incidents. In Winston-Salem, Marianne serves on the research, education, and advocacy committee of the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, is a board member of HandsOn Northwest North Carolina, and a founding member of the Triad Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice. She is the founding co-chair of the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Knowledge Community in NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Marianne received her B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame, and she is pursuing a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Shelley Sizemore, Director of Academic Programs and Community Engaged Research
Office: PHI/AJC House 204
Shelley Sizemore serves as Director of Academic Programs and Community Engaged Research in the Pro Humanitate Institute. In this role, she manages the ACE (Academic and Community Engagement) Fellows program for faculty integrating community engaged pedagogies into their teaching and scholarship, the Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program (SNIP), and the Seminar on Non-Violent Social Change. Shelley coordinates PHI’s work with faculty and academic programs, working to increase and assess civically engaged curricula and support faculty and community partners throughout the community engaged learning process. In addition to her role at PHI, Shelley serves as a diversity educator for the university as a Gatekeepers and SafeZone facilitator. She serves as chair of the board of The Shalom Project and on the advisory board for the Kids Cooking Coalition (KCC). Shelley has been at Wake Forest for 7 years as a profession staff person. Prior to her current role, Shelley served as Associate Director of Advocacy Programs and Civic Education in PHI and as Campus Kitchen Coordinator of the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest. She served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member for Rebuilding Together in Washington, DC. Shelley received her B.A. and M.A. from Wake Forest University and is pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations. Her research interests include the histories of institutions of higher education, particularly HBCUs and women’s colleges, the rhetorics of social movements, and the history and contemporary practice of female-identified college student activists.
Kaylan Baxter, Director of Planning and Assessment
Office: PHI/AJC House 205
Rolisa Tutwyler, Business Manager
Office: PHI/AJC House 209
Rolisa Tutwyler serves as the Liaison to the Faculty Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and as the Business Manager for the Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race and Politics in the South. Prior to coming to Wake Forest she was the client relations manager for Nextions, a consulting firm in Chicago. She also served as the project coordinator for the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago.
Kelly Larrimore, Office Manager Program Administrator
Office: Benson 506
Kelly Larrimore currently serves as the Office Manager Program Administrator for the Pro Humanitate Institute. She began her career at Wake Forest University in 2006 working for University Stores. She joined the Division of Campus Life in September of 2008 working with the areas of student development and service. In her role at the Pro Humanitate Institute, Kelly serves as the primary administrative contact for the office and works closely with programs and events such as: Hit the Bricks, Project Pumpkin, and Wake ‘n Shake. She also serves as the advisor for D.E.S.K. (Discovering Education through Student Knowledge).
Fahim Gulamali, Assistant Director of Social Justice Education and Programming
Office: Benson 505
Fahim Gulamali is the Assistant Director of Social Justice Education and Programming at the Pro Humanitate Insitute (PHI), where he supports civic engagement programming and PHI initiatives. He received his B.A. from Wake Forest University, where he studied Religion, Anthropology, and Spanish. After graduating, Fahim was the Program Coordinator for the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), a national organization that prepares college women for leadership in the public policy arena through seminars in Washington, DC.
Brad Shugoll, Assistant Director of Public Engagement
Office: Benson 513
Brad Shugoll is the Assistant Director of Public Engagement in the Pro Humanitate Institute (PHI). In this role, he oversees civic engagement programs and advises the Philanthropy and Legacy initiatives including the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund and Project Pumpkin. Through his work, Brad is actively engaged in establishing partnerships between students and community partners through programs including Dash Corps, SPARC and the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University. He also advises additional community service and food justice efforts on campus. Brad brings a range of experience across higher education to PHI. He served as the Wake Forest Fellow for Campus Life in 2013 and held graduate assistantships with the Initiative for Information Impact and the Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Michigan. Prior to returning to Wake Forest, Brad worked at Elon University in the office of Student Health and Wellness. Brad received his B.S. from Wake Forest University and his M.A. in Higher Education at the University of Michigan.
Chizoba Ukairo, Program Coordinator
Office: PHI/AJC House 209
Chizoba Ukairo is the Program Coordinator in the Pro Humanitate Institute. In this role, she supports social justice programming and civic engagement opportunities for students. Chizoba graduated from Wake Forest University in May 2017 with her B.A. in Psychology, and two minors in Spanish and Politics & International Affairs. She began her role as Program Coordinator in the Summer of 2017.
Cazandra Rebollar, Presidential Fellow
Office: PHI/AJC House 107
Cazandra is the Wake Forest Presidential Fellow for the Pro Humanitate Institute. She graduated from Wake Forest University in May of 2017 and will be pursuing a Masters degree in Student Affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park in Fall 2018. Her major projects for the year include an education initiative in Boston Thurmond, advising Project Pumpkin, and creating the Pro Humanitate Institute’s first annual report.
Alondra Morales, AmeriCorps VISTA
Office: PHI/AJC House 107
Alondra Morales is the AmeriCorps VISTA for the Winston Salem Community Action Coalition, focused on data and assessment. She graduated from Wake Forest University in May of 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology. She began her VISTA role in August of 2017 and will complete a year of service hosted at the Pro Humanitate Institute. Her projects for the year include creating a VISTA Project Report, an Oral History Project Proposal, and assisting in overseeing responsibilities related to the Community Scorecard Advisory Council.
ANNA JULIA COOPER CENTER STAFF
Danielle Parker-Moore, Associate Director
Office: PHI/AJC House 208
Danielle is the Associate Director for the Anna Julia Cooper Center. She received her B.A. from North Carolina Central University, a Masters from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include black mothers and their experiences of youth mentoring programs, and first generation and underrepresented students’ access to college and graduate school.
Maliquea Starnes, Administrative Assistant
Office: PHI/AJC House 103
Maliquea Starnes serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Anna Julia Cooper Center. Prior to coming to Wake Forest she was an Operations Agent for BB&T and worked in the financial services industry. In February 2016, Maliquea started her own event planning business after receiving her Wedding Planning certification in Winston Salem, NC. She has a strong passion for Entrepreneurship and Event Coordination. In her role as the Administrative Assistant she offers program support to the Anna Julia Cooper Center.
Demi McCoy, Project Coordinator
Office: PHI/AJC House 209
Demi McCoy is Project Coordinator for the Anna Julia Cooper Center. In her role, she supports a variety of externally facing research initiatives. Demi is a hip hop artist, spoken word lyricist, Baptist preacher, and womanist theologian, currently based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Pepperdine University and a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Currently, she serves as an Associate Minister at Emmanuel Baptist Church, led by Pastor John Mendez. She also works at Wake Forest University as the Program Coordinator for the School of Divinity.