ACLS Board of Directors

William C. Kirby

Amy Ferrer

ex officio

Chair, Executive Committee of the Conference of Executive Officers
Executive Director
American Philosophical Association

Amy Ferrer joined the American Philosophical Association (APA) as executive director in August 2012. The APA, based at the University of Delaware in Newark, is the leading professional organization for the discipline of philosophy. Ferrer holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, including a BA in women’s studies and MA in public policy and administration. She has more than 10 years’ experience in nonprofit administration and management, having worked in organizations focusing on public health, civil liberties, human rights, and higher education. Immediately prior to joining the APA, Ferrer was the associate director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, a national grassroots organization defending rights and liberties threatened by national security and counter-terrorism policies. Her professional and educational work has focused on diversity, advocacy, communications, and the use of technology in the nonprofit sector.