National Advisory Board

Since its founding in 1995, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center has grown and its mission has expanded. The Center supports the teaching, research and outreach mission of the University of Connecticut through its growing human rights programs. The Center’s National Advisory Board provides a range of support that includes advice on programmatic directions and support in its development efforts. An effective partnership between the Dodd Research Center and a National Advisory Board encourages the growth of outstanding public outreach and policy initiatives on important human right issues for University, state, and national, and international audiences.

Nina Bang-Jensen
Senior Peace Fellow, Public International Law and Policy Group

Eldon Bernstein
Professor of Marketing, Lynn University

Charles F. Bunnell
Chief of Staff, Mohegan Tribe and Nation

Sanford Cloud, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Cloud Company, LLC

Abaigeal “Abbey” Dodd, Secretary
Consultant, Oxford Strategic Marketing

Justin Dodd
Research Analyst, SAC Capital Advisors LLC

Edward Downe
Private Investor

Helena Foulkes, Acting Chair
Vice President of Marketing, CVS, Inc.

Peter G. Kelly
Founder, Director and Senior Principal, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.

Barbara Kennelly
President, Barbara Kennelly Associates

Stephen R. Kinney, Vice-Chair
Partner, Gaffney, Bennett, and Associates, Inc.

William J. Rainer
Chairman, Shortridge Academy

Jonathan Sackler
Senior Vice President, Purdue Pharma, L.P.

Jody Shue


Ex-Officio Members

Dan Weiner
Vice President for Global Affairs, University of Connecticut

Glenn Mitoma
Director, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut

Rachel Rubin
Chief of Staff, President’s Office, University of Connecticut