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.  


James Grossman—NHA President 
Executive Director, American Historical Association (Washington, DC)

Teresa MangumNHA Vice President
Director, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)

Paula Krebs—NHA Treasurer
Executive Director, Modern Language Association of America (New York, NY)

Ben Vinson III—NHA Secretary
Provost and Executive Vice President, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)

David MarshallNHA Immediate Past President (ex officio)
Executive Vice Chancellor, University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

Stephen Kidd—NHA Executive Director (ex officio)


Mary Sue Coleman
President, Association of American Universities (Washington, DC)

Joy Connolly
President, American Council of Learned Societies (New York, NY)

Amy Ferrer
Executive Director, American Philosophical Association (Newark, DE)

Dianne Harris
Senior Program Officer, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (New York, NY)

Lena Hill
Dean of the College, Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)

Tracey Hucks
Provost and Dean of Faculty, Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)

Frederick Lawrence
Secretary, The Phi Beta Kappa Society (Washington, DC)

Ed Liebow
Executive Director, American Anthropological Association (Arlington, VA)

Deanna Marcum
Senior Advisor, Ithaka S+R (Washington, DC)

Tania Munz
Chief Program Officer, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Cambridge, MA)

Timothy Murray
Director, Cornell Council for the Arts, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Lynn Pasquerella
President, Association of American Colleges and Universities (Washington, DC)

Andrew Rusnak
Executive Director, Community Colleges Humanities Association (Baltimore, MD)

Rick Spees
Executive Director, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (Washington, DC)

Phoebe Stein
President, Federation of State Humanities Councils (Arlington, VA)

Michael Witmore
Director, Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC)