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Faculty and Advising

Director of Graduate Studies

Amy Kircher

Amy Kircher

DrPh, Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Amy Kircher is co-director of the Strategic Partnership and Research Collaboratory (SPARC) and senior advisor to the Food Protection and Defense Institute, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. She leads collaborative initiatives and coordinates research across the University system focusing on interdisciplinary, institutional efforts to solve grand challenges and build innovative solutions. Her current research includes identification and warning of food disruptions and emerging disease through data fusion and analysis; supply chains; and delivery of innovative solutions to the field.

  • APS 6313 Data for Decision Making


Margo Gray

Margo Gray

Margo has over a decade of experience in the nonprofit and arts communities and believes in building relationships between disciplines and demographics to create more equitable opportunities for learning and advancement. She has served as Director of Member Services at Donors Forum, where she led professional development programming and networking for grant makers. She is the founder of Playable Artworks, a sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts, chaired the Gender Equity Committee at the Chicago Storefront Summit, and has developed equity and sensitivity procedures. Margo holds a BA from Grinnell College and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and she was a Fulbright Fellow at the Moscow Art Theatre School.