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NHA Staff

  • Stephen Kidd, Executive Director, 202-296-4994 ext. 149,

Stephen Kidd is executive director of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA). Before joining NHA, he was director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Smithsonian Institution's "Museum without Walls." As director, he oversaw the development of major, research-based exhibitions including, among others, Crisis and Creativity: Unfolding the AIDSMemorial Quilt (2012), Colombia: the Nature of Culture (2011), and Asian Pacific Americans: Local Lives, Global Ties (2010). Prior to his work at the Smithsonian, he served on the staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in American Studies from The George Washington University.

  • Beatrice Gurwitz, Assistant Director, 202-296-4994 ext. 150,

Beatrice Gurwitz is assistant director of the National Humanities Alliance. Prior to joining NHA, Gurwitz served as a research consultant at the National Endowment for the Humanities where she produced a report on the intersection of science and the humanities in public programs and as a consultant in program evaluation at the U.S. Department of State. She has taught at the University of Maryland, and before attending graduate school, she taught middle school math, history, and global studies in New York City. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mailing Address

National Humanities Alliance
21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC  20036
Tel: (202) 296-4994
Fax: (202) 872-0884