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National Humanities Center Leadership

Heidi N. Camp, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Prior to joining the Center in 2015, Heidi Camp worked for twelve years as assistant dean for advancement for the University of Utah College of Humanities. She has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, organizational integration, new program development, and marketing and communications.

Before shifting her career to higher education, Heidi engaged in healthcare management and strategic planning, including multi-physician clinic management, hospital marketing and communications, and healthcare advertising. She managed a national network of independent consultants, as well as founded and managed Strategic Healthcare Innovations, a multi-state strategic planning consulting firm with healthcare agency and hospital management company clients in 28 states.

Heidi Camp

Martha M. F. Kelly, Vice President for Scholarly Programs

Martha M. F. Kelly comes to the Center from the University of Missouri, where she was associate professor of Russian. She served there as the founding director of the Interdisciplinary Migration Studies Institute. Martha was part of the inaugural cohort in the university’s Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching and co-organizer of the Mindfulness in Teaching working group. She also advocated for shared governance and academic freedom, collaboratively restarting MU’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors.

Dr. Kelly holds a BA with honors from Cambridge University where she studied Russian and French, and a PhD from Stanford University in Slavic Languages and Literatures. As a scholar, she has focused on modern and contemporary Russian literature. Her first monograph, Unorthodox Beauty: Russian Modernism and Its New Religious Aesthetic (Northwestern UP, 2016), explored the ways that poets like Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova negotiated their relationship to modernity through a reimagined relationship to Russian Orthodox Christianity. She also served as coeditor, with Sibelan Forester, of Russian Silver Age Poetry: Text and Contexts (Academic Studies Press, 2015), an anthology of modernist poets that situates their poetry alongside other writings—manifestos, correspondence, public writings, memoirs, and literary criticism. Her recent research focuses on contemporary Russian poet, scholar, essayist, and translator Olga Sedakova, and on her role in Russian public life. In addition to a planned monograph, Martha is translating a collection of Sedakova’s poems. Her translation of Sedakova’s classic collection Old Songs (Slant Books, 2023) was recently selected as a finalist for the PEN America Award for Poetry in Translation. With an interest in public scholarship, Martha has also published essays and translations in venues like Los Angeles Review of BooksPoetry DailyMichigan Quarterly, and LitHub.

Martha M. F. Kelly

Joe Schwartz, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Joe is a seasoned financial executive with 35 years of experience, specializing in nonprofit and higher education institutions. He spent seven years in public accounting with KPMG.

Prior to joining the National Humanities Center, Joe served as the financial controller at Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University’s School of Medicine and Academic Medical Center in New York City. During his twelve-year tenure at Weill Cornell, Joe significantly enhanced core business operations and revamped financial accounting, reporting, and audit functions through a commitment to continuous improvement in processes and controls. Before his time at Weill Cornell, Joe dedicated fifteen years to Duke University, starting in corporate finance with a focus on budgets before assuming responsibility for financial accounting and reporting for the university.

Joe is deeply committed to nonprofit organizations and believes in the NHC’s mission to promote understanding and appreciation of the humanities, particularly significant in today’s society amidst the ever-increasing presence of technology and artificial intelligence.

Joe Schwartz