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ACM Program Administrator


Our Senior Program Administrator can answer most questions about the program or will put you in touch with someone who can!

Michael Vertovec

Associated Colleges of the Midwest
180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2020
Chicago, IL 60601

As a recognized Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) program, the Newberry Seminar qualifies for special GLCA campus considerations for pricing and financial aid.

Student Ambassadors

Want to know what it’s actually like to study away?

From picking a program to packing a bag, ACM’s Off-Campus Study Ambassadors have done it all and are happy to answer your questions. Connect with an ambassador on your campus or one from another college, and learn how you can have your own unforgettable off-campus study experience.

  • Tristan Draper, Coe College
    Major: English, gender & sexuality studies
    “My favorite memory from studying off-campus at the Newberry Library in Chicago happened when I got to see the Broadway cast of Les Miserables perform at the Cadillac Palace Theater in downtown Chicago. I had never seen a live Broadway musical before, and since I was in Chicago it seemed like the perfect time to see one! I had so much fun watching a live performance of a musical that I really like! And afterwards we went and got donuts at Do-Rite Donuts, which made the night even better!”

  • Anh Nguyen, Earlham College
    Major: History, philosophy
    “I am profoundly grateful for the encouragement and respect I received from library staff, as well as the opportunity to discuss my topic with other scholars, which gave me the confidence and courage to fully engage myself in intellectual exploration.”

  • Nikki Lewis, St. Olaf College
    Majors: Sociology/anthropology, women’s and gender studies
    Favorite memory from the Newberry: Meeting and hearing Angela Davis speak at the University of Chicago a week after the 2016 presidential election.

Faculty Advisors

How do ACM's courses and credits fit with your academic plan?

Credits are pre-approved at ACM schools. Talk to the program faculty advisor on your campus to learn more.

  1. Albion College
    Deborah Kanter
  2. Albion College
    Deborah Kanter
  3. Allegheny College
    David Miller
  4. Beloit College
    Ellen Joyce
  5. Carleton College
    Victoria Morse
  6. Carleton College
    Kristi Wermager
  7. Coe College
    Brie Swenson Arnold
  8. Colorado College
    Carol Neel
  9. Cornell College
    James Martin
  10. Denison University
    Adam Davis
  11. DePauw University
    Barbara Whitehead
  12. Earlham College
    Jonathan Diskin
  13. Grinnell College
    Mike Guenther
  14. Gustavus Adolphus College
    Carlos Mejia Suarez
  15. Hope College
    Anne Heath
  16. Kalamazoo College
    James Lewis
  17. Kenyon College
    Glenn McNair
  18. Knox College
    Gregory Gilbert
  19. Lake Forest College
    Richard Pettengill
  20. Lawrence University
    Beth Zinsli
  21. Luther College
    Robert Christman
  22. Macalester College
    Brian Lush
  23. McKendree University
    Martha Patterson
  24. Monmouth College
    Marlo Belschner
  25. Oberlin College
    Laura Baudot
  26. Oberlin College
    Laura Baudot
  27. Rhodes College
    Scott Newstock
  28. Ripon College
    Ann Pleiss Morris
  29. St. Olaf College
    Jonathan Naito
  30. The College of Idaho
    Susan Schaper
  31. The College of Wooster
    Jean Lee
  32. Wabash College
    Gilberto Gomez

Off-Campus Study Offices

Need help preparing for off-campus study?

Contact your college’s Off-Campus Study/Study Abroad Office.