Executive Director, NEHC
Dean Allbritton began work as the Director of the Center for the Arts and Humanities at Colby in Fall 2021 after previously serving as its Associate Director. A first-generation-to-college professor with strong ties to his Latinx roots, his research is on representations of health, sexuality, and gender in contemporary Spanish culture with particular focus on the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic. True to the legacy of the Center, Dean works to support the bold ideas of students and faculty, the inspiring research they carry out, and the collaborative possibilities and life-changing potential of the arts and the humanities at Colby.
Associate Director, Center for the Arts and Humanities
Megan Fossa joined the Center for the Arts and Humanities in 2014 and serves as the Associate Director. Megan is responsible for providing strategic direction and operational support for the Center, and coordinates and supports all faculty programs and courses that are associated with the Annual Humanities Theme. She is responsible for pre-event planning, on-site execution, and post-event follow-up for social, co-curricular, and community programs. Megan also processes finances, and supervises the student advisory board, along with student interns. Megan received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Marketing / Public Relations at Thomas College, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Portia Hardy has served as the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities Program Coordinator since August 2022. She handles the Center’s social media and communications. She is responsible for a mix of administrative and creative work. She works closely with both the Environmental Humanities and CAH Student Advisory Board, managing the production of FAUNA Environmental Humanities Literary and Art Magazine and the Center’s own magazine. She also helps to plan and run the Colby Summer Institute in the Environmental Humanities. Portia holds a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Science with a minor in Editing and Publishing from the University of Maine at Farmington.