Staff & Fellows

McConnell Center faculty, staff and fellows


Gary L. Gregg, II, PhD, Mitch McConnell Chair in Leadership, 502-852-8811

McConnell Scholars Program

Sherry Allen, Program Manager, 502-852-3130

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Elaine L. Chao Archives

Deborah Skaggs Speth, Curator and Certified Archivist, 502-852-7964

Communications, Recruitment & Research

GlyptusAnn Grider Jones, Coordinator, 502-852-4579

Civic Education Program

Benjamin Gies, Graduate Assistant, 502-852-3947

Kelly Hanlon

Administrative Assistants

Aaron Vowels, 502-852-3158

Jessica Freels, 502-852-1473


  • Bradley J. Birzer, PhD, History Professor, Hillsdale College
  • Shiping Hua, PhD, Political Science Professor, University of Louisville
  • John E. Kleber, PhD, History Professor Emeritus, Morehead State University
  • Thomas C. Mackey, PhD, History Professor and Pre-law Adviser, University of Louisville
  • Barbara A. Perry, PhD, University of Virginia's Miller Center