Senior Director of Graduate Advising and Engagement for the Humanities:

Dr. Marques Redd

Marques Redd is the Senior Director of Graduate Advising and Engagement for the Humanities at the University of Pittsburgh.  He received his A.B. in Social Studies and African & African American Studies from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in English from the University of California-Berkeley.  He has worked as a Visiting Professor at Texas State University (English) and the University of Notre Dame (Africana Studies) and as an Assistant Professor at Marquette University (English).  His peer-reviewed articles have centered on issues in the fields of African American literature, British Romanticism, global literature, and African cosmology.

Prior to arriving at the University of Pittsburgh, Redd was the Assistant Dean of Instruction and Student Affairs at the University of California-Berkeley College of Natural Resources, where he oversaw undergraduate education for approximately 2,400 students pursuing 20 majors and minors offered across 5 academic departments.  He managed a team of 10 full-time staff, 5 work-study students, 18 peer advisors, and 3 student ambassador leaders.  In addition to this work in higher education administration, Redd spent two years as the founder and managing partner of an LLC that provided a wide range of editorial and publication services and content creation for animation and media projects.  He also has experience in the areas of non-profit management (AIDS Project East Bay), politics (Office of the Governor of Georgia), and investment banking (Goldman Sachs).

Advising, Coaching, & Mentoring


Project Coordinator:

Dr. Michele Krugh

Dr. Michele Krugh

Michele Krugh is the Project Coordinator for the Humanities Engage grant. She earned a B.A. in German and Studio Art from the University of Rochester, a Master of Design in Photography from the University of Edinburgh, and her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from George Mason University. Her peer-reviewed work has focused on the Arts and Crafts Movement, the craft-focused ecommerce site Etsy, and the platform economy.

She has studied and worked in Cologne and Berlin, Germany and in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has worked at an art gallery, a craft distillery, a bank, a peer-reviewed journal, and a municipal authority. Before moving to her current position at the University of Pittsburgh, she worked in the Swanson School of Engineering and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. She is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).