Board of Directors

The NHA Board of Directors oversees the business and affairs of the National Humanities Alliance and determines policies, except those requiring a vote of the membership.  The board is composed of up to twenty-two members, including four officers and nine directors elected directly by the membership, up to seven directors elected by the board, and two non-elected (ex officio) officers.  


Paula Krebs—NHA President
Executive Director, Modern Language Association of America 

Lena HillNHA Vice President
Provost, Washington and Lee University

Michael Witmore—NHA Treasurer
Director, Folger Shakespeare Library

Frederick Lawrence—NHA Secretary
Secretary, The Phi Beta Kappa Society

James Grossman—NHA Immediate Past President 
Executive Director, American Historical Association

Stephen Kidd—NHA Executive Director (ex officio)


Peter Berkery
Executive Director, Association of University Presses

Joy Connolly
President, American Council of Learned Societies

Trinidad Gonzalez
History and Mexican American Studies Instructor, South Texas College

Gene Jarrett
Dean of the Faculty and William S. Tod Professor of English, Princeton University

Claire Katz
Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University

Tracy Leavelle
Director, Kingfisher Institute, Creighton University

Tania Munz
Chief Program Officer, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Milagros Pereyra-Rojas
Executive Director, Latin American Studies Association

Matthew Reed
Senior Executive Officer, New Jersey Council of County Colleges

Barbara Snyder
President, Association of American Universities

Phoebe Stein
President, Federation of State Humanities Councils

Jessica Turner
Executive Director of the American Folklore Society

Ben Vinson III
Provost and Executive Vice President, Case Western Reserve University

Frances Ward-Johnson
Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina A&T State University