Trustees of the National Humanities Center

Trustees of the National Humanities Center

  • David Blackbourn

    David Blackbourn

    Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Chair of History, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

  • Daniela Bleichmar

    Daniela Bleichmar

    Professor of Art History and History, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

  • Dennis M. Campbell

    * Dennis M. Campbell

    (Chair, Education Programs Committee), Headmaster Emeritus, Woodberry Forest School, Durham, NC

  • Willo Carey

    Willo Carey

    Former Broadcast Executive, WHYY, St. Davids, PA

  • William Cohan

    William D. Cohan

    Author and Journalist; Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair, New York, NY

  • Joy Connolly

    Joy Connolly

    President, American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY

  • Margo Drakos

    Margo Drakos

    Managing Director, DRK Foundation, Southern Pines, NC

  • Porter Durham

    * J. Porter Durham Jr.

    (Board Chair), Partner and Counsel, Global Endowment Management, LP, Charlotte, NC

  • David Folkenflik

    David Folkenflik

    Media Correspondent, National Public Radio, Montclair, NJ

  • Pamela Hendrickson

    * Pamela Hendrickson

    (Chair, Audit Committee), Vice Chairman, The Riverside Company, New York, NY

  • Rishi Jaitly

    * Rishi Jaitly

    (Board Vice-Chair; Chair, Public Engagement Committee), Senior Advisor, OpenAI; Founder, Virginia Tech Institute for Leadership in Technology, Blacksburg, VA

  • William Jordan

    * William C. Jordan

    (At-Large), Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

  • Karen Lawrence

    * Karen R. Lawrence

    (Board Secretary), President, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

  • Vincent LoVoi

    Vincent LoVoi

    Managing Partner, Mimosa Tree Capital Partners, Tulsa, OK

  • Jane Newman

    Jane O. Newman

    Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA

  • Vincent E. Price

    Vincent E. Price

    President, Duke University, Durham, NC

  • Carol Quillen

    Carol Quillen

    President Emerita, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

  • Harriet Ritvo

    Harriet Ritvo

    Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

  • Peter J. Rogers Jr.

    Peter J. Rogers Jr.

    Board Chairman and CEO, B4Checkin Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Ann Wierda Rowland

    * Ann Wierda Rowland

    (Chair, Scholarly Programs Committee), Associate Professor of English, University of Kansas, Kansas City, MO

  • Thomas Scherer

    * Thomas J. Scherer

    (Chair, Digital and Information Services Committee), General Counsel, Aegon Asset Management, Chicago, IL

  • Lisa Schroeder

    * Lisa Schroeder

    (Chair, Institutional Advancement Committee), President, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA

  • John Sherer

    John Sherer

    Spangler Family Director, UNC Press, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Joan Stewart

    Joan Hinde Stewart

    President Emerita, Hamilton College, Durham, NC

  • Héctor Tobar

    Héctor Tobar

    Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies, English, and Literary Journalism, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA

  • Ben Vinson

    Ben Vinson III

    President, Howard University, Washington, DC

  • Raymond Wiacek

    * Raymond J. Wiacek

    (Board Treasurer; Chair, Business Committee), Partner, Jones Day, Washington, DC

  • Yolonda Y. Wilson

    Yolonda Y. Wilson

    Associate Professor of Health Care Ethics, Philosophy, and African American Studies, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

  • Michael Witmore

    Michael Witmore

    Director, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC

* Executive Committee
National Humanities Center Statement of Diversity Values


Trustees Emeriti

  • John F. Adams, Private Investor
  • James H. Averill, Retired Partner, Wellington Management Company
  • Peter A. Benoliel, Chairman Emeritus, Quaker Chemical Corporation
  • Elizabeth Birkelund, Author
  • Caroline Walker Bynum, Professor Emerita, Princeton University
  • W. Robert Connor, Senior Advisor, The Teagle Foundation, Inc.
  • Andrew Delbanco*, Department of English, Columbia University
  • Blair Effron, Centerview Partners LLC
  • Frances Ferguson*, Department of English, University of Chicago
  • Frances Daly Fergusson, President Emerita, Vassar College
  • Catherine Gallagher*, Department of English, University of California
  • Merril Halpern, Chairman Emeritus, Charterhouse Group, Inc.
  • Geoffrey Harpham, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University
  • Robert Hollander, Department of French and Italian, Princeton University
  • Michael Ann Holly, Starr Director Emeritus, Research and Academic Program, Clark Art Institute
  • Philip S. Khoury, Ford International Professor of History and Associate Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Shepard Krech III*, Professor Emeritus, Brown University
  • Thomas W. Laqueur*, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
  • William Leuchtenburg*, Professor of History Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Richard Levy, President, H.B.D. Inc.
  • Martin E. Marty, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago
  • William M. (Bill) Moore Jr., Partner, Franklin Street Partners
  • Patricia R. Morton, Founder, PRM Advisors, LLC
  • Robert D. Newman, Former President and Director, National Humanities Center
  • Francis Oakley*, Professor of the History of Ideas and President Emeritus, Williams College
  • John C. O’Hara Jr., Former Managing Director, Rockefeller Capital Management
  • Carl Pforzheimer III, Manager, Carl H. Pforzheimer & Co. LLC
  • Lawrence R. Ricciardi, Senior Advisor: IBM Corp., Jones Day, Lazard Frères & Co., LLC
  • Sally Dalton Robinson, Civic Leader and Philanthropist
  • Joshua Ruch, Managing Partner, RHO Capital Partners
  • Benno Schmidt Jr., Chairman, Avenues: The World School
  • John Searle, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Isaac Shapiro, Esq., Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Patricia Meyer Spacks*, Edgar F. Shannon Professor Emerita, University of Virginia
  • Robert Strassler, Independent Scholar and Businessman
  • Mark E. Thierfelder, Partner and Chair, Global Corporate and Securities Practice, Dechert LLP
  • Jonathan G. Weiss, Senior Vice President and Head, Wealth and Investment Management, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Herbert Winokur Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Capricorn Holdings, Inc.
  • Pauline R. Yu, Former President, American Council of Learned Societies
  • Cara W. Robertson*, Independent Scholar and Attorney
  • A. Morris Williams Jr., President, Williams & Company

* Fellow