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John Paul Christy is Senior Director of US Programs at ACLS, where he helps maintain and enhance the Council’s peer-review processes, promotes inclusion in ACLS’s grantmaking and professional development initiatives, and oversees programs that support scholars working across the landscape of US higher education and beyond the academy. In his role, he also develops programs that build capacity in higher education and nonprofit community, cultural, media, and policy organizations. He regularly represents ACLS and its work to a range of stakeholders in the academic and philanthropic communities and to the wider public. Before joining ACLS in 2012, John Paul was a Presidential Management Fellow in Washington, DC, where his portfolio included projects related to US public diplomacy, Internet anti-censorship programs, and the public humanities. He received a PhD in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania.