• Bulletin

    The first ACLS Bulletin appeared in October 1920, one year after the organization's founding.

  • Haskins_Prize_object

    The Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture, delivered by a distinguished humanist, is a highlight of ACLS annual meetings.

  • Green_Burkhardt

    Burkhardt Fellow Mitchell Green with the late Frederick H. Burkhardt, ACLS president emeritus.

ACLS Board of Directors and Committees



ACLS Board of Directors

8x8_orange_sqindicates a member of the Board Executive Committee
8x8_yellow_sqindicates a member of the Investment Committee


Name Affiliation Term Ends
James J. O'Donnell,orange_yellow_superChair Georgetown University 2015
Nicola Courtright,orange_yellow_superVice Chair Amherst College 2016
Jonathan D. Culler,6x9_orange_superSecretary Cornell University 2014
Nancy J. Vickers,orange_yellow_superTreasurer Bryn Mawr College, emeritus 2014
Kwame Anthony Appiah6x9_orange_super New York University 2016
Donald Brenneis University of California, Santa Cruz 2015
Terry Castle Stanford University 2015
Ann Fabian Rutgers University 2017
Jack Fitzmierex officio American Academy of Religion 2014
William C. Kirby Harvard University 2017
Charlotte V. Kuh6x9_yellow_super. National Research Council (retired) 2014
Richard Leppert6x9_orange_super University of Minnesota 2016
Teofilo F. Ruiz University of California, Los Angeles 2017
Elaine Sisman, ex officio Columbia University 2014
Pauline Yu,orange_yellow_superex officio ACLS   ---

ACLS Investment Committee


Member Affiliation
Heidi Carter Pearlson, Chair Adamas Partners, LLC
Carla Beal Monticello Associates
Frederick M. Bohen Rockefeller University (retired)
Nicola Courtright Amherst College
Lisa Danzig Rockefeller University
Charlotte V. Kuh National Research Council (retired)
Herb Mann   TIAA-CREF (retired)
James J. O'Donnell   Georgetown University
Carla H. Skodinski Van Beuren Management, Inc.
Nancy J. Vickers Bryn Mawr College, emeritus
Pauline Yu ACLS

Executive Committee of the Delegates

The Committee chair serves ex officio on the ACLS Board of Directors


Name Society Term Ends
Elaine Sisman, Chair American Musicological Society 2014
Thomas DuBois Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study 2015
J. Nicholas Entrikin Association of American Geographers 2014
Paul W. Kroll American Oriental Society 2015
Philippa Levine North American Conference on British
Leith Mullings American Anthropological Association 2016
Susan Wells Rhetoric Society of America 2016

Executive Committee of the Conference of Administrative Officers (CAO)

The Committee chair serves ex officio on the ACLS Board of Directors.


Name Society Term Ends
Jack Fitzmier, Chair American Academy of Religion 2014
Nancy Kidd National Communication Association 2016
Timothy Lloyd American Folklore Society 2016
Victoria Long Society for Music Theory 2014
Milagros Pererya-Rojas Latin American Studies Association 2016
Stephen Stuempfle Society for Ethnomusicology 2015
Kent Williamson College Forum of National Council of Teachers of English 2015