Sara Anson Vaux | Director
Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies
Stephen Hill | Senior Associate Director
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology
Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe | Director-Designate
Faculty Affiliate, Department of History & Program in American Studies
Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe bleeds purple. She grew up in Evanston with a faculty father, was a debate “Cherub” at Northwestern’s National High School Institute, and graduated from Northwestern with an undergraduate degree in history. She honed her interests in the development of culturally diverse educational institutions during a summer ethnographic field study in Arizona about the educational experiences of Navajo students and a junior year abroad in Germany. A precursor to the undergraduate research grant allowed her to conduct senior thesis research in Philadelphia, which later evolved into her doctoral dissertation.
Pardoe completed two master’s degrees as a Marshall Scholar at the University of Cambridge and earned her Ph.D. at Princeton University, supported by dissertation fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania’s McNeil Center for Early American Studies and Princeton’s Center for Human Values. Her scholarship on religious and ethnic diversity in Reformation Europe and colonial North America has appeared in German and American publications. In addition, she is a fellow of Shepard Residential College and a regular contributor to the Inside Higher Ed Blog, University of Venus. Each spring, with her husband and two sons, she enjoys hosting Northwestern’s British Scholarships Garden Party at their Evanston home.
Amy Kehoe | Associate Director
Amy Kehoe is an Associate Director in the Northwestern University Office of Fellowships, where she manages the Fulbright English Teaching awards, as well as other professional and experiential fellowship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, with a focus on international awards. Amy holds a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s Degree in International and Comparative Education from Columbia University. Amy has worked in higher education and philanthropy for 20+ years and has traveled to 20+ countries. Stop by and visit Amy and her golden retriever Toby!
Jason Kelly Roberts | Assistant Director
Jason Kelly Roberts is the assistant director at the Office of Fellowships. In this role, he works primarily with first- and second-year students, and with applicants for awards in the United States. In summer 2016, he co-organized the first-ever Midwest Fellowships Advising Symposium, which considered the topic of inclusive advising practices. Jason received his Ph.D. in screen cultures from Northwestern in fall 2015 and wrote his dissertation on the history of film criticism across several moments of major technological change; a portion of this research, entitled "So Meaninglessly Present: Pauline Kael Watches Movies on TV," appears in Talking About Pauline Kael: Critics, Filmmakers, and Scholars Remember an Icon. Jason is also a fellow in the Humanities Residential College at Chapin Hall, where he is the founder and host of Chapin Cinema Club. When Jason isn't at school, he is either watching a movie, reading college football blogs, or hanging out with his wife, Elizabeth.