Peter Blitstein is a historian of modern Russia specializing in the Soviet period and the history of nationalism and ethnicity. He teaches courses on all aspects of Russian history, the history of intelligence agencies and state security, and historical theory.
As the Vice President for Finance and Administration, Samir serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Lawrence University and is responsible for overseeing Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources and Facilities Operations.
My research experience is in microeconomic theory and game theory, and these are fields that I teach as well. I also enjoy teaching in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. I am interested in pedagogical innovation, especially at liberal arts colleges.
I work with colleagues to ensure our fundraising and alumni and community engagement programs are as effective and efficient as possible. The Lawrence community is fiercely loyal and generous. It is an honor to work with Lawrentians to help advance Lawrence.
I am excited and honored to be leading the Lawrence Conservatory of Music. I am passionate about helping our incredible students, faculty, and staff reach their full potential as musicians, scholars, artists, and world-changing leaders in a culture of collaboration, creativity, curiosity, possib
Office of the President
I joined the Office of the President as Executive Assistant in December 2021. In this role, I provide day-to-day operational support to President Laurie Carter. I'm a super organized person, and I love using my skills to ensure the President's Office runs smoothly and efficiently.