1. Charles R. Beitz

    Director of the University Center for Human Values, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics

    Phone (609) 258-4853

    Fax (609) 258-2729


    Location 302 Marx Hall

    Charles Beitz teaches political philosophy in the Department of Politics. His main teaching and research interests lie in global political theory, democratic theory and the theory of human rights. His most recent book is The Idea of Human Rights (2009). He came to Princeton in 2001 after teaching at Swarthmore College and serving as Dean for Academic Affairs at Bowdoin College. He has been director of the University Center since 2009.

  2. Femke de Ruyter

    Program Coordinator

    Phone (609) 258-1460

    Fax (609) 258-2729


    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.

  3. Kimberly Girman

    Staff Assistant

    Phone (609) 258-5496

    Fax (609) 258-1285


    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.

  4. Maureen Killeen

    Assistant Director

    Phone (609) 258-2739

    Fax (609) 258-2729


    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.

  5. Melissa Lane

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

    Phone (609) 258-4860


    Location 245 Corwin Hall

    Melissa Lane works on the history of political thought, with special expertise in ancient Greek thought, and on normative topics including corporate ethics, environmental ethics, and bioethics. She is director of the Center's certificate program in Values and Public Life and teaches in the Department of Politics. Publications include Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Teach Us About Ethics, Virtue, and Sustainable Living (2011); Plato's Progeny (2001) and Method and Politics in Plato's Statesman (1998). From 1994-2009 she taught at the University of Cambridge.

  6. Andrew Perhac

    Computer Support Specialist

    Phone (609) 258-0396

    Fax (609) 258-1285


    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.

  7. Susan Winters

    Administrative Assistant

    Phone (609) 258-4798

    Fax (609) 258-2729


    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 small business management from Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania.