Carlotta M. Arthur, Ph.D. was the first African American woman to earn a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University. After a decade in the aerospace and automotive industries, she completed an M.A. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a specialty in Psychophysiology/Health Psychology, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Carlotta was a member of the inaugural cohort of W.K. Kellogg Scholars in Health Disparities at the Harvard School of Public Health. She also served as an Assistant Professor at Meharry Medical College, an HBCU in Nashville, TN; an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Smith College; and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Luce Foundation, Carlotta directed the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program, Diversity Initiatives, HBCU, and Appalachian Colleges Programs at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Elizabeth was hired as an Administrative Assistant in 1993. She had graduated with a degree in advertising art and computer graphics. After working for six years in sales and then for six years in insurance, she was drawn to the non-profit field. In previous years, she has assisted in many of areas of the Foundation, including Higher Education, the Henry R. Luce Professorship Program, Asia, the US-China Cooperative Program, the Luce Fund for Asian Studies, Public Affairs, and Administration and Finance.
Prior to joining the Luce Foundation in 2015, Sean served as President of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. During his tenure, the University developed and introduced an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum, launched a number of new degrees, and established a program for creative entrepreneurs. Before moving to Philadelphia, Sean was a senior administrator at Harvard University, initially overseeing inter-faculty initiatives in neuroscience, health policy and environmental studies on behalf of the Provost, and then managing Harvard's arts and culture activities as Associate Provost. Sean received the A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard College, and an M.A. in American Culture from the University of Michigan.
Born and raised in Rome, NY, Mina studied theater at Buffalo State College before joining the Foundation staff in 1991. She served twenty years as executive assistant to the President, before being named Grants Administrator in 2013.
Terry previously worked as a curator at the Brooklyn Museum from 1985 to 2015, overseeing the American Art collections from 2005 to 2015 as Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art. She was principal author of American Paintings in the Brooklyn Museum: Artists Born by 1876, winner of the College Art Association's Alfred H. Barr Prize, and project director for the innovative collection installation American Identities: A New Look (2001). Terry's curatorial projects included the exhibitions Eastman Johnson: Painting America; Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties; John Singer Sargent Watercolors; and Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties. She was the 2014 recipient of the Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art, presented by the Smithsonian Institution's Archive of American Art. Terry completed her graduate work at the University of Delaware (M.A.) and the CUNY Graduate Center (Ph.D.).
Prior to joining the Luce Foundation, Sarah was the administrative assistant for the PCLB Foundation, managing their office space and providing support for their grant cycle. She was also previously a research assistant at the New School and in the law firm of Paul Weiss. Sarah earned a master’s degree from the New School in Politics, focusing on Global Environmental Politics, and she earned her bachelor’s degree at Penn State University in International Relations with a minor in Environmental Inquiry.
Prior to joining the Luce Foundation, Devin was a grant writer and fundraiser for human and social services for New York City’s performing arts and entertainment community. Devin holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School in Religion, Politics and Ethics, and earned her Bachelors of Arts with Honors from the University of Rochester, with a double major in European History and Comparative Religion.
Michelle directs the day-to-day administration of the Luce Scholars program including all meetings and events. During her tenure at the Foundation she has also worked as Program Assistant on the Luce Scholars and Clare Boothe Luce Programs. Prior to joining the Luce Foundation in 1990, she worked as a jewelry designer and taught 6th-12th grade art. She holds a B.A. and a teaching certificate in fine arts from Ohio Wesleyan University. Michelle also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Morris Educational Foundation.
Jackie Edwards is currently a doctoral student in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center. Prior to beginning her studies at CUNY, she was Assistant Curator at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX, where she co-curated Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today, which was organized with Luce Foundation support, and other exhibition projects as wide-ranging as Dario Robleto: Ancient Beacons Long for Notice and To See is to Have: Discovering Today's Art Ecosystem. Prior to her tenure at the McNay, she completed an MA in Art History and Criticism at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a BA at Fordham University, where she was an Honors Program double major in Art History and Theology.
Helena Kolenda joined the Henry Luce Foundation’s Asia Program in 1998, serving as program officer prior to her appointment as Program Director in 2008. Ms. Kolenda holds a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of California, Berkeley (1980) and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law (1989). Between 1981 and 1996, she spent a decade in China, working first as an English teacher with Volunteers in Asia and later as an attorney with the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. She is chair of the Harvard-Yenching Institute and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the National Committee on United States-China Relations.
Yuting was born and raised in China, and holds a BA in International Studies and a MA in Comparative Politics from Peking University. In 2016 she received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle. Her academic focus is the study of political economy and social welfare, especially public housing in China. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2017, Yuting devoted herself to women in philanthropy and early childhood education.
Linsey recently received her doctorate in Anthropology from The Graduate Center, CUNY and is currently a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow with the Henry Luce Foundation. Research interests include critical and political theory, intellectual history (focusing on continental philosophy), and transdisciplinary. Linsey’s dissertation, entitled Spectral Urbanism: Modern Ghost Cities, Rare Earths and Political Time at the Limits of Materialism, examines how the political materiality of mineral capital collides with the strategy of temporal deferral used in urban planning to shape the various dialectical landscapes and life-worlds of the Inner Mongolian Plateau in northern China.
Lorraine joined the foundation in 1999. She came to the foundation with experience as an executive assistant in the fashion, decorative home furnishings, investment and human resource recruiting industries.
As Benefits Manager, Carrie oversees all processes related to employee benefits, including accounts payable and receivable, reconciliations, vendor management, grants accounting, facilities, and assistance with the annual audit. Carrie has more than 13 years of administrative experience in nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the Henry Luce Foundation, she was an Office Manager in the Chaplaincy Department in Minnesota, where she assisted with scheduling, preparing special services and materials, and performing a variety of other administrative tasks. She earned her B.A. from Winona State College. Carrie volunteers and serves on the board of the Art School at Old Church in Demarest, NJ.
A Bronx, NY native, Beni earned a B.S. in Sociology and a M.S.W. from Fordham University. Prior to joining the Luce Foundation in 2010, Beni served as a project manager and a survey analyst.
Staci began at the Foundation in 2010 as Controller and she was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in 2015. Prior to joining the Luce Foundation, she was the Vice President of Finance of the YMCA of Greater New York; before that, she held several positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP over a ten year period, ending with the position of Senior Manager. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Geneseo and an M.S. in Accounting from Binghamton University. She is a licensed CPA in New York and has reciprocal licenses (currently inactive) in Connecticut and New Jersey. She is a member of the AICPA and the NYSSCPA.
Iris graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Art. She has extensive graphic design experience and her work spans a range of industries (education, non-profit, technology, publishing) and media (corporate identity, print publication, interactive & mobile experience). Prior to joining the Luce Foundation, Iris spent three years as a design manager at HarperCollins Publishers followed by four years as a product designer developing web-based applications.
Dr. Mariko Silver is the president and CEO of the Henry Luce Foundation. She was previously the president of Bennington College. During the Obama administration, she served for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as Acting Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Policy. Dr. Silver also served for Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano as the Policy Advisor for Economic Development, Innovation, and Higher Education. Prior to her government service, Dr. Silver was instrumental in the transformation and expansion of Arizona State University, leading teams in economic development policy and metrics, science, technology and innovation policy, state K-12 and higher education policy, sustainability science, and global health. Dr. Silver is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a Ph.D. in Economic Geography from UCLA; MSc, Science and Technology Policy from SPRU, University of Sussex (UK) and B.A., History from Yale University.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Jonathan was the founding director of the religion and the public sphere program at the Social Science Research Council, where he developed and directed a range of grant-funded projects, launched a suite of experimental digital publishing platforms, served as acting director of communications, and worked to incubate a new initiative on knowledge and culture in a digital age. Jonathan is co-editor of a series of books on secularism and religion, including Habermas and Religion (Polity), Rethinking Secularism (Oxford), The Post-Secular in Question (NYU), The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere (Columbia), and Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age (Harvard). Originally trained as a philosopher, he received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Jonathan can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior to joining the Luce Foundation, Toby worked as Director of Special Projects at the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program in New York. She has also served as a program officer at the Ford Foundation, where she developed and managed an initiative (“Crossing Borders”) to revitalize the field of area studies; as director of the South and Southeast Asia Programs at the Social Science Research Council; and as deputy provost at the New School. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Chicago.
Edna graduated from Baruch College with a B.B.A in Accounting and a minor in Psychology. She earned her M.S. in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Hartford. Edna is one of the founding members of Delta Sigma Pi, a business fraternity that was established in October 2010. Prior to joining the Luce Foundation, she served as a staff accountant at a public accounting firm where she specialized in non-profit clients. She is a licensed CPA in New York.
Michael was elected president of the Henry Luce Foundation in December 2002, having been Program Director for Theology since 1998. He previously served at the Association of Theological Schools (ATS); as Academic Dean of the Pontifical College Josephinum; and as teacher and administrator in the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. He received a B.A. from Duke University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. He is chairman of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, and serves on the board of the Council of Independent Colleges.