Khayrallah Center Team Members
Dr. Akram Khater, Director: Akram is a professor of history at North Carolina State University. He has published extensively on Lebanese migration to the United States. He is also the Khayrallah Chair in Lebanese Diaspora Studies, a University Faculty Scholar, and the editor of the Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies.
Diana Lopez Molina, Business Service Coordinator: Diana is the primary contact for the center’s administrative, financial, and human resources operations. Before joining the Khayrallah Center she worked in Facilities HR at NC State. She obtained a BS in Psychology from NCCU.
Laura Lethers, Lead Archivist: Laura manages the accessioning, processing, and preservation of the materials held by the KCLDS Archive. Before joining the Khayrallah Center she worked in collections management for both archives and museums. She obtained dual Master’s degrees from NC State in Public History and UNC Chapel Hill in Library Science.
Lindsey Waldenberg, Director of Research: Lindsey manages the center’s research projects, programs, and grant initiatives. She is also the managing editor for the center’s journal, Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies. She obtained her MA in Public History from Texas State University and her dual BA in History & Art History from Washington University in St. Louis.