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Dorian Abbot
Geophysicist, University of Chicago
Board of advisors
Sohrab Ahmari
Journalist and Author
Board of advisors
Teri Andresen
Civic Leader and Philanthropist
Board of trustees
Stephen Asoli
Director of Admissions
Staff
Elisheva Avishai
Co-Director of the Mill Institute
Staff
Brent Bellm
CEO, BigCommerce
Board of trustees
Peter Boghossian
Philosopher and author
Fellows
Amanda Brand
Director of the Polaris Center
Faculty
Arthur Brooks
Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership, Harvard University
Board of advisors
Fr. Maximos Constas
Distinguished Research Professor of the Humanities
Faculty
Meg Court
Donor Researcher & Coordinator
Staff
Tyler Cowen
Economist, George Mason University
Board of advisors
Benjamin Crocker
Director of Special Programs & Associate Director of Admissions
Staff
Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary biologist
Board of advisors
Kéyah Doering
Development Operations and Production Manager
Staff
Heidi Druckemiller
Director of Principal Gifts
Staff
Niall Ferguson
Historian, The Hoover Institution at Stanford University
Board of trustees
Caitlin Flanagan
Writer, The Atlantic
Board of advisors
Liam Gamboa
Business Operations Coordinator
Staff
E. Gordon Gee
President, West Virginia University
Board of advisors
Robert P. George
Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University
Board of advisors
Patrick Gray
Dean of Arts & Letters
Faculty
Curtis Guilbot
Chief Operations Officer
Staff
Ryan Haecker
University Librarian and Assistant Professor of Theology
Staff
Faculty
Liv Hagye
Strategic Marketing Manager
Staff
Jonathan Haidt
Social Psychologist, New York University
Board of advisors
Rob Henderson
Writer and Gates Cambridge Scholar, Cambridge University
Board of advisors
Fellows
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Board of advisors
Fellows
Stacy Hock
Philanthropist and Investor
Board of advisors
Jacob Howland
Provost and Dean of Intellectual Foundations
Faculty
Nikki Hsueh
Events Manager
Staff
Pano Kanelos
President
Staff
Board of trustees
Leon Kass
Dean of Faculty, Shalem College
Board of advisors
Joshua Katz
Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Board of advisors
Maggie Kelly
Communications Manager
Staff
Lauren Kish
Mill Institute Program Coordinator
Staff
Rana Liebert
Director of Principal Gifts
Staff
Joe Lonsdale
CEO of 8VC, Co-Founder of Palantir
Board of trustees
Glenn Loury
Economist, Brown University
Board of advisors
Scott Malkin
Chair, Value Retail
Board of trustees
David Mamet
Award-winning playwright and author; Pulitzer Prize winner
Board of advisors
Harvey Mansfield
Professor of Government, Harvard University
Board of advisors
Morgan Marietta
Dean of the Center for Economics, Politics, & History
Faculty
Wilfred McClay
Historian, Hillsdale College
Board of advisors
Deirdre McCloskey
Economist, University of Illinois at Chicago
Board of advisors
John A. Nunes
Former President, Concordia College
Board of advisors
Liza O'Connor-Stroud
Director of Principal Gifts
Staff
Stephen Plodinec
Senior Creative Lead
Staff
Jonathan Rauch
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Board of advisors
Ilana Redstone
Co-Director of the Mill Institute
Staff
Fellows
Christina Reeves
Registrar
Staff
Pedro Robinson
Talent Network Manager
Staff
Carmen Rodriguez
Polaris Project
Faculty
David Ruth
Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
Faculty
Brynn Sandquist
Admissions Coordinator
Staff
Michael Shellenberger
CBR Chair of Politics, Censorship, and Free Speech
Faculty
Mike Shires
Chief of Staff, VP Strategic Initiatives, and Professor of Economics & Public Policy
Staff
Faculty
Nadine Strossen
Senior Fellow, Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression
Board of advisors
Larry Summers
President Emeritus, Harvard University
Board of advisors
Chad Thevenot
Vice President for Advancement
Staff
Andrew Trousdale
Researcher and Artist
Board of trustees
Ilanit Turner
Development Coordinator
Staff
Azadeh Vatanpour
Director of the Program in Persian Studies
Faculty
Keri Waters
Chief Innovation Officer
Staff
Bari Weiss
Founder, The Free Press
Board of trustees
Alessandra Yang
Business Operations Assistant
Staff
Andrew Young
Civil Rights Leader, Ambassador, and U.S. Congressman
Board of advisors

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Undergraduate Program (Fall 2024)

Our distinctive undergraduate curriculum will combine the rich and varied inheritance of the past with the most compelling ideas of the present to help students see things whole, form sound judgment, and translate knowing into doing and making. Students will train with the world’s leading scholars and innovators, while creating and building with purpose.

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UATX prepares thoughtful and ethical innovators, builders, leaders, public servants and citizens through open inquiry and civil discourse. Our commitment to the pursuit of truth arises from our confidence that the nature of reality can be discerned, albeit incompletely, by those who seek to understand it, and from our belief that the quest to know, though unending, is an ennobling, liberating, and productive endeavor.

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