ACLS: Advancing the Humanities

  • Bulletin

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

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    ACLS President Pauline Yu addresses the Council at ACLS annual meetings.

  • Haskins_Prize_object

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

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 Arizona State University 2015
Nicola Courtright,orange_yellow_superVice Chair Amherst College 2016
Jonathan D. Culler,6x9_orange_superSecretary Cornell University 2017
Nancy J. Vickers,orange_yellow_superTreasurer Bryn Mawr College, emeritus 2017
Kwame Anthony Appiah6x9_orange_super New York University 2016
Donald Brenneis University of California, Santa Cruz 2015
Terry Castle Stanford University 2015
Lisa Disch University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 2018
Ann Fabian Rutgers University-New Brunswick 2017
Nancy Kidd, ex officio National Communication Association 2016
William C. Kirby Harvard University 2017
Richard Leppert6x9_orange_super University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 2016
Philippa Levine, ex officio North American Conference on British Studies 2015
Teofilo F. Ruiz University of California, Los Angeles 2017
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
Scott Casper   American Antiquarian Society 2017
Thomas DuBois Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study 2015
Paul W. Kroll American Oriental Society 2015
Philippa Levine North American Conference on British
Leith Mullings American Anthropological Association 2016
Henry Richardson American Philosophical Association 2017
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
Linda Downs College Art Association 2017
Nancy Kidd National Communication Association 2016
Craig Klafter American Society for Legal History 2017
Timothy Lloyd American Folklore Society 2016
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