Staff



  1. Femke de Ruyter

    Program Coordinator

    Phone (609) 258-1460

    Fax (609) 258-2729

    Email femked@princeton.edu

    Location 310 Marx Hall

    Femke de Ruyter is the program coordinator at UCHV and is responsible for the Center’s events and communications materials and supports the Center’s undergraduate certificate program in Values & Public Life. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Colgate University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.  She came to the University Center from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.



  2. Kimberly Girman

    Staff Assistant

    Phone (609) 258-5496

    Fax (609) 258-1285

    Email kgirman@princeton.edu

    Location Lobby 101, 5 Ivy Lane

    Kimberly Girman assists the Center’s faculty with the academic programs at 5 Ivy Lane and coordinates some of the Center’s events. A graduate of Rider University, she specialized in business. Before joining the Princeton University staff in 1999, she received her certification in elementary education and taught grades K-5.



  3. Maureen Killeen

    Assistant Director

    Phone (609) 258-2739

    Fax (609) 258-2729

    Email mkilleen@princeton.edu

    Location 306 Marx Hall

    Maureen Killeen executes policy and strategic direction for the University Center. Her responsibilities include staff supervision, as well as the financial, academic, and operational management of the Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree in politics and international affairs from the University of Richmond and master’s degree in international relations from Seton Hall University, where she worked as an academic adviser and program coordinator before beginning her Princeton career in 2004. Killeen worked in the Office of the Registrar and Program in American Studies and managed the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice prior to joining the University Center for Human Values.



  4. Melissa Lane

    Director of the University Center for Human Values, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics

    Phone (609) 258-4860

    Fax (609) 258-2729

    Email mslane@princeton.edu

    Location 302 Marx Hall

    Melissa Lane is the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics and the Director of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. An associated faculty member in the Princeton Department of Classics and Department of Philosophy, she researches and teaches in the area of the history of political thought, with a special expertise in ancient Greek thought, and in normative political philosophy, including especially environmental ethics and politics. Her books include The Birth of Politics: Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter (PUP, 2015; originally published in the UK and Commonwealth as Greek and Roman Political Ideas, Penguin, 2014); Eco-Republic (PUP, 2012; Peter Lang, 2011, in the UK and Commonwealth); Plato’s Progeny (Duckworth, 2001); and Method and Politics in Plato’s Statesman (CUP, 1998). She co-edited Politeia in Greek and Roman Philosophy (with Verity Harte, 2013), and A Poet’s Reich: Politics and Culture in the George Circle (with Martin A. Ruehl, 2011). At Princeton, she was the first director of the Program in Values and Public Life, and is co-chair of the Steering Committee for Service and Civic Engagement and of the Climate Futures Initiative. She received a Phi Beta Kappa teaching prize in 2015. Before joining the Princeton faculty in 2009, she taught in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge and was a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. She is a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Royal Historical Society, and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (RSA). Professor Lane earned a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Social Studies from Radcliffe College of Harvard University, and an M.Phil and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar, Truman Scholar, and the Mary Isabel Sibley Fellow of Phi Beta Kappa. For more information, click here.



  5. Andrew Perhac

    Computer Support Specialist

    Phone (609) 258-0396

    Fax (609) 258-1285

    Email aperhac@princeton.edu

    Location Room 309, 5 Ivy Lane

    Andrew Perhac maintains the Center’s computer infrastructure and website content. He received his B.S. in computer science from the University of Scranton in 2003 and joined the Center’s staff as a Princeton University Support for Computing in Academic Departments (SCAD) member in late 2004 after working with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.



  6. Anna Stilz

    Director of the Undergraduate Certificate Program in Values and Public Life, Associate Professor of Politics

    Phone (609) 258-7475

    Email astilz@princeton.edu

    Location 247 Corwin Hall

    Anna Stilz is associate professor of politics at Princeton University. Her research interests include the history of political thought (particularly the 17th-18th Centuries); nationalism; political obligation, authority, and state legitimacy; rights to territory; and theories of collective agency. Her first book, Liberal Loyalty: Freedom, Obligation, and the State was published by Princeton University Press in 2009. She has also published articles in Ethics, History of European Ideas, International Theory, Journal of Political Philosophy, Philosophy and Public Affairs, and Policy and Society.



  7. Susan Winters

    Administrative Assistant

    Phone (609) 258-4798

    Fax (609) 258-2729

    Email suewint@princeton.edu

    Location 304 Marx Hall

    Susan Winters assists the director of the University Center for Human Values, as well as the faculty and visiting fellows at Marx Hall. She also serves an event coordinator and office administrator for the Marx Hall offices of UCHV. Before joining the Center’s staff in 2006, she served in the Forbes College office, and previous to that, in the Office of the Dean of the College. She holds a degree in Arts on Management/Marketing from Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania. She is currently attending Temple University and working towards her BSW.