Glasscock Center Staff


Emily Brady, Director
304A Glasscock Building
(979) 845-8329

On May 1, 2018, Dr. Brady began her appointment as Director of the Glasscock Center and joins the Philosophy department faculty. New to Texas A&M, Dr. Brady was previously at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland where she was Professor of Environment and Philosophy and the Deputy Head of the Institute of Geography and the Lived Environment.
Find out more about Dr. Brady here.

Jessica Howell, Associate Director
305A Glasscock Building
(979) 458-4320

Jessica Howell is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University. She completed a PhD in English at University of California, Davis, and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Humanities and Health, King’s College London. Her first monograph, Exploring Victorian Travel Literature: Disease, Race and Climate, was published in 2014 by Edinburgh UP, and her forthcoming book is titled Malaria and Victorian Fictions of Empire (Cambridge UP, 2018). Dr. Howell teaches courses in Victorian literature, literature and medicine, the Health Humanities, and women’s travel writing. She also has led a Summer Scholars program on “Epidemics in Literature/ Literature as Epidemic.” Dr. Howell convenes the Health Humanities Seminar at the Glasscock Center and the T3 group on “Global Health and the Humanities.”


Amanda N. Dusek, Program Coordinator
305C Glasscock Building
(979) 862-1780

Amanda earned her BA in Telecommunication Media Studies from Texas A&M University in 2015. She has since been working at the Glasscock Center and enjoys being able to continue learning about the humanities through the Center’s various events.
As the Program Coordinator for the Center, Amanda communicates with all of our featured speakers to coordinate their travel, lodging, and payment. She works closely with the conveners of our 20+ Working Groups to assist in the organization of their events, meetings, and budgets. Amanda also coordinates publicity with the College Communications team. Additionally, she communicates with and assists the Business Administrator with financial matters and expense tracking.


Roxanne Moody, Business Administrator (College of Liberal Arts, Office of the Dean)
3rd Floor, Coke Building
(979) 845-7242



Julie Rakowitz, Undergraduate Apprentice
305 Glasscock Building
(979) 845-8328

Julie is a senior at Texas A&M University pursuing her BA in both Communication and English. She has been working at the Glasscock Center since October 2017. Upon graduation in December of 2018, Julie hopes to start a career in Public Relations.

Margarita Zollo, Undergraduate Apprentice
305 Glasscock Building
(979) 845-8328