Category: CCAS Newsmagazine, Featured News

Title: A MAAS Changing of the Guard

Welcome to the new CCAS Assistant Academic Director, Dharini Parthasarathy!


Farewell to Kelli Harris and Welcome to Dharini Parthasarathy

Kelli Harris
Kelli Harris

This spring, CCAS bid a bittersweet farewell to MAAS Assistant Director of Academic Programs, Kelli Harris, who served in that position since 2009, and prior to that in Georgetown’s Arabic and Islamic Studies Department, for a total of 16 years of service at Georgetown. We wish Kelli all the best in her new endeavor as a PhD candidate in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education at the University of Pennsylvania. We will see you at the next debka line, Kelli!

We were also pleased to welcome Dharini Parthasarathy, who joined the Center as the new Assistant Director of Academic Programs in April. Dharini holds an MS in Learning Experience Design from Brandeis University, an MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University, a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Mathematics and Statistics from Miami University. Prior to joining the Center, Dharini worked at NYU Abu Dhabi in the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Community Programs as an Instructor and Learning Designer. In this role, she advised students, supported recruitment, designed a college readiness course for high-achieving Emirati high school students, and served as an assistant instructor for several academic courses.