Christine Cox

Christine Cox
Assistant Director for Programs and Strategy

2164 Jenkins Hall 
(574) 631-2673

Chris works with the Liu Institute's programs, strategy, and communications. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. 

Alexander Hsu

Alexander Hsu​​​​​
Assistant Teaching Professor of Global Affairs &
Director of Undergraduate Studies

4155 Jenkins Hall
(574) 631-7093 

Alex Hsu has been studying in or about Asia since college and is passionate about working with students who want to explore Asia and Asian Studies at Notre Dame. Hsu's research focuses on early Buddhist scriptures in medieval China and employs perspectives from manuscript studies, genre theory, and cultural history in order to examine how the use of texts reflects transformations in religious reading practices. His current book project examines why and how medieval Chinese Buddhists used anthologies to "economize" their gigantic scriptural canon.

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Jennifer Lechtanski
Graphic Designer

1060 Nanovic Hall
(574) 631-3548

Jennifer Lechtanski earned her bachelor's degree in theatre design and technology from Indiana University South Bend.  She has worked at the University of Notre Dame in publicity and communications since 2002.  

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Megan McNichols
Institute Manager for Operations 

2150 Jenkins Hall
(574) 631-4409

Megan McNichols oversees the Institute's financial administration, programing and events. Megan earned her BA in Sociology and Spanish from the University of Dayton and her Master of Science in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University. 

Elisa Podrasky

Elisa Podrasky
Senior Administrative Assistant

2150 Jenkins Hall
(574) 631-3222

Elisa has a BBA in Marketing from Saint Mary’s College, an Associate’s degree in Art from Indiana University South Bend and is a Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach. She has worked at the University of Notre Dame since 1994.