Nick Petzak

  • Director, Fellowships and Awards


  • BA, Willamette University, 1993
  • MA, Arizona State University, 1996
  • ABD, Case Western Reserve University


Nick Petzak directs programming and advising for the Office of Fellowships and Awards. Prior to joining the office, Petzak taught English and composition for 14 years. He holds a BA in English from Willamette University, an MA in English from Arizona State University, and has completed course work for a PhD in English from Case Western Reserve University.


The Transition From Student Senate to Washington, D.C.

December 8, 2020

When he was growing up, Machmud Makhmudov ’15 noticed how communities from different parts of the world created lives that struggled, grew, and thrived alongside one another. That insight served him well as a policy advisor for the presidential campaign and stands to be an impression in his new role with the incoming Biden Administration.