NHA Staff

Daniel Fisher

Project Director and Postdoctoral Fellow
202-296-4994 ext. 151 | dfisher@nhalliance.org

Daniel Fisher is a project director and postdoctoral fellow at the National Humanities Alliance Foundation. Prior to joining NHA, he held fellowships at the École Biblique and the Albright Institute in Jerusalem. He holds a B.A. from McGill University, an M.A. from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, where, as a graduate student, he taught and co-curated a publicly-engaged research-driven exhibition.

Beatrice Gurwitz

Deputy Director
202-296-4994 ext. 150 | bgurwitz@nhalliance.org

Beatrice Gurwitz is deputy director of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA). Prior to joining NHA, Gurwitz served as a consultant at the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Department of State. She has also taught at the University of Maryland and in the New York City public school system. She is the author of Argentine Jews in the Age of Revolt (Brill, 2016). Her writing has also appeared in Journal of Jewish Identities, Immigrants and Minorities, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley.

Cecily Erin Hill

Project Director
202-296-4994 ext. 101 | chill@nhalliance.org

Cecily Erin Hill is a project director for the National Humanities Alliance Foundation. Prior to joining NHA, Cecily served as Marketing and Communications Director for Books@Work, a public humanities nonprofit based in Cleveland, OH. Her writing has appeared in Studies in English Literature, 1500 - 1900 and Women's Writing. She holds a B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D. in English from the Ohio State University.

Stephen Kidd

Executive Director
202-296-4994 ext. 149 | skidd@nhalliance.org

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 AIDS Memorial 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.

Scott Muir

Social Science Research Fellow
202-296-4994 ext. 109 | smuir@nhalliance.org

Scott Muir is a social science research fellow at the National Humanities Alliance Foundation who supports the Mellon Foundation-funded NEH For All project. Prior to joining NHA, Scott pursued training at the intersection of the humanities and social sciences, earning a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Duke University, a M.T.S. from Emory University, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. He has taught at Duke, Emory, and Western Carolina University, and his work has appeared in Sacred Matters Magazine and the Journal of Religion and Society.

Alexandra Nowicki

Communications Manager
202-296-4994 ext. 116 | anowicki@nhalliance.org

Alexandra Nowicki is the communications manager at the National Humanities Alliance. Before joining NHA, she was an Allen Lee Hughes Fellow at Arena Stage where she worked in the communications department, splitting her time between Media Relations and Marketing. Prior to Arena Stage, Nowicki attended the George Washington University where she received a B.A. in both Journalism and English.

Kassandra Wahlstrom

Membership and Events Coordinator
202-296-4994 ext. 160 | kwahlstrom@nhalliance.org

Kassandra Wahlstrom is the membership and events coordinator for the National Humanities Alliance. Before joining the NHA, she worked as a coffee roaster while volunteering at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.

Mailing Address

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21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC  20036

Tel: (202) 296-4994
Fax: (202) 872-0884
Website: www.nhalliance.org



John Hammer, Executive Director Emeritus