John Paul Christy
Director of Public Programs
John Paul Christy is director of public programs at the American Council of Learned Societies. With the fellowship team, he helps to maintain and enhance the Council’s peer-review processes and to develop and implement new programs, including the Public Fellows program. Under the direction of the vice president, he represents ACLS and its work to various stakeholders in the academic and philanthropic communities, and to the wider public.
Before joining ACLS in 2012, Christy was a Presidential Management Fellow in Washington, DC, where his portfolio included projects related to US public diplomacy, Internet freedom and anti-censorship programs, and public humanities. He received his PhD in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Greek and history from Swarthmore College. His research interests include literary fakes and forgeries, epic poetry, and reception studies.