Kenneth A. Rodman is the William R. Cotter Distinguished Teaching Professor of Government at Colby College. He was the founding director of both the Oak Institute and the Global Studies Program, for which he is currently Associate Director. He is the author of Sanctity versus Sovereignty: The United States and the Nationalization of Natural Resource Investments (Columbia University Press, 1988) and Sanctions Beyond Borders: Mutlinational Corporations and US Economic Statecraft (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001). His current work is on the relationship between international criminal justice and conflict resolution, which has appeared in Human Rights Quarterly, Ethics & International Affairs, the Leiden Journal of International Law, and the Encyclopedia of Global Justice.
Amanda joined Colby in January 2013. She is primarily responsible for providing strategic direction and operational support for the Institute, including marketing the Oak Fellow program to an international audience, coordinating the application review process of Oak candidates, and serving as the primary contact and support person for the Oak Fellow before and while in residence at Colby. She liaises with the Oak Fellow and other Colby faculty to develop events related to the Fellow’s area of expertise and supports student programmatic initiatives focused on human rights issues.
Amanda graduated from Husson University with a bachelor of science in business with a concentration in marketing and a master of science in business summa cum laude in 2005. She also earned her master of science in human relations from Husson University in 2012. Most recently working for her alma mater, she held positions in fundraising, advancement communications, and university communications. She has also worked for the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, where she focused on event planning, program coordination, and communications. Amanda has volunteered for several community organizations including the Bangor Humane Society, Junior League, and the Bangor Region Leadership Institute.
Interim Assistant Director (Fall 2012)