Loyola University Maryland

Democracy and the Humanities Symposium

About the Presenters

National Endowment for the Humanities logo, 50th anniversary

William D. Adams

William D. Adams is Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. A native of Birmingham, Michigan, and son of an auto industry executive, Adams earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Colorado College and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz’s History of Consciousness Program. He studied in France as a Fulbright Scholar before beginning his career in higher education with appointments to teach political philosophy at Santa Clara University in California and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went on to coordinate the Great Works in Western Culture program at Stanford University and to serve as Vice President and Secretary of Wesleyan University. He became President of Bucknell University in 1995 and President of Colby College in 2000. Adams’s formal education was interrupted by three years of service in the Army, including one year in Vietnam. It was partly that experience that motivated him to study and teach in the humanities. “It made me serious in a certain way,” he says. “And as a 20-year-old combat infantry advisor, I came face to face, acutely, with questions that writers, artists, philosophers, and musicians examine in their work—starting with, ‘What does it mean to be human?’”

Michele Alacevich

Michele Alacevich is Director of Global Studies and Assistant Professor of History at Loyola University Maryland. He specializes in the history of twentieth-century development institutions and ideas, and international history. He has authored two books: The Political Economy of the World Bank: The Early Years (Stanford University Press, 2009), translated into Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, and Arabic, and Political Economy. A Historical Introduction (Economia politica. Un'introduzione storica, with Daniela Parisi, Il Mulino, 2009). His publications also include articles in Journal of Global History, History of Political Economy, Review of Political Economy, Rivista di Storia Economica, and Journal of the History of Economic Thought. Before moving to Loyola, Alacevich was the Associate Director for Research Activities at the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University (2011-2014), and a research scholar at Harvard University (2010-2011), Columbia University (2009-2010), and the World Bank (2006-2008). He holds a Ph.D. in Business History from the University of Milan, Italy.

Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen is a political philosopher widely known for her work on justice and citizenship. She serves as the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, and is a Professor in the University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences' Government Department. She previously was a Professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and before that the Dean of Humanities at the University of Chicago. Allen is a contributor to the UK Labour party's policy review, sits on the board of the Pulitzer Prize, and serves as a trustee at Princeton University. She previously worked on President Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, founded the Civic Knowledge Project to offer university lectures to Chicago's poor, and was an instructor for the Odyssey Project (courses for adults at or below the poverty line). In 2002, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for her ability to combine “the classicist’s careful attention to texts and language with the political theorist’s sophisticated and informed engagement.” Allen is the author of The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens (2000), Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown v. Board of Education (2004), Why Plato Wrote (2010), and Our Declaration (2014). She is a frequent public lecturer and a regular guest on public radio, and has contributed to the Washington Post, Boston Review, Democracy, Cabinet, and The Nation.

Robert M. Augustine

Robert M. Augustine is the Senior Vice President for the Council of Graduate Schools in Washington D. C. He provides leadership on graduate education focusing on master’s degrees. He served previously for 17 years as Dean of the Graduate School, Research, and International Students & Scholars at Eastern Illinois University, where he held was Professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences. As Dean, Augustine created the First Choice Graduate Programs initiative that won the Midwestern Association of Graduate School’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Education. He guided development of the Integrative Graduate Studies Institute that won the ETS/CGS Award for Promoting Success in Graduate Education, and he launched the Literacy in Financial Education (LIFE) Center that earned the TIAA-CREF/CGS Award for advancing financial literacy. Augustine holds a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he earned the Departmental Distinguished Alumnus Award. He holds baccalaureate and master’s degrees from Illinois State University and was recently inducted into the University’s College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.

Sandra Bermann

Sandra Bermann earned her B.A. from Smith College and her Ph.D. from Columbia University. The Cotsen Profesor of the Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, she specializes in literary theory, poetry and poetics, and translation theory and practice. Her current projects focus on lyric poetry, the intersections between twentieth century historiography and literary theory, and new directions in the field of comparative literature. She is the author of several books and edited volumes, including The Sonnet over Time: Studies in the Sonnets of Petrarch, Shakespeare and Baudelaire (University of North Carolina Press). A recipient of Whiting and Fulbright fellowships, she has been a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study and the Columbia University Institute for Scholars at Reid Hall in Paris. She is a former President of the American Comparative Literature Association. At Princeton, Bermann co-founded the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication and served as chair of the Department of Comparative Literature. She led the Working Group to create Princeton’s Bridge Year Program, and serves now as Master of Whitman College.

Patricia Bizzell

Patricia Bizzell, currently on leave from her position as Distinguished Professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, is the 2015-16 Cardin Chair of Humanities at Loyola University Maryland. Among her publications is The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present, which won the National Council of Teachers of English Outstanding Book Award in 1992. Her essay, "Historical Notes on Rhetoric in Jesuit Education," will soon appear in the Fordham Press collection Traditions of Eloquence in Jesuit Education. Among her publications on American literature are essays on the activist rhetoric of William Apess, Frederick Douglass, Phoebe Palmer, and Frances Willard, and on women public speakers in nineteenth-century American fiction. She received the Exemplar Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication in 2008.

Richard Boothby

Richard Boothby is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland. A graduate of Yale University and Boston College, his primary research has focused on the intersection of psychoanalytic theory with currents of contemporary continental philosophy. He is author of Death and Desire: Psychoanalytic Theory in Lacan's Return to Freud (Routledge, 1991), Freud as Philosopher: Metapsychology After Lacan (Routledge, 2001), and ­Sex On The Couch: What Freud Still Has To Teach Us About Sex and Gender (Routledge, 2005).

Jack Breihan

Jack Breihan joined the Loyola History department in 1977. During the early 1980s he collaborated with colleagues in Writing to create a program that would disseminate new ideas about writing across the curriculum. An NEH matching grant for Empirical Rhetoric II was at the time the largest federal grant received by Loyola. Across a period of six years, the grant funded team-teaching involving all disciplines, summer training workshops, faculty workshops during the academic year, and two editions of the Loyola College Writing Handbook. Directed by Breihan and Barbara Mallonee of the Writing Department, Empirical Rhetoric II also brought senior scholars in composition and rhetoric to campus to discuss ideas and techniques with Loyola faculty. When further NEH funding helped establish Loyola’s Center for the Humanities, an Honors Program was established; Breihan chaired the committee that defined he program’s curriculum, and served as its first director. He also served two terms as Chair of Loyola’s History Department, during which he revamped the curriculum and recruited new faculty.

Richard Brodhead

Richard Brodhead is the ninth President of Duke University and the William Preston Few Professor of English. A scholar of 19th century American literature, he has written or edited more than a dozen books on the subject. Before arriving at Duke in 2004, Brodhead studied and then taught at Yale University, where he served as dean of Yale College for 11 years. At Duke, he has enriched undergraduate education and led the expansion of the University’s financial aid endowment. Under his leadership Duke established the Duke Global Health Institute and launched the signature program DukeEngage, which gives undergraduates the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in service to society, either in the U.S. or around the world. Brodhead also oversaw the creation of both the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, in partnership with the National University of Singapore, and Duke Kunshan University, a joint venture institution created by Duke University and Wuhan University in China, which enrolled its first students in the fall of 2014. A national leader in higher education, Brodhead was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004 and served as co-chair of its Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, which released its report, The Heart of the Matter, in June 2013. He served as a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 2004 to 2012 and received its Academic Leadership Award. In 2013, Brodhead was named a trustee of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

David Bromwich

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale University. He is the author of several books including most recently a biography, The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence, and a collection of essays, Moral Imagination. His book on higher education, Politics by Other Means, concerns threats to the morale of liberal learning from both the right and the left. His study of modern poetry, Skeptical Music, won the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award in 2002 for the Art of the Essay. Bromwich has taught courses on Romanticism, Shakespeare, eighteenth-century prose, and the careers of Burke and Lincoln. Among the books he has edited are the anthologies Romantic Critical Essays and American Sonnets, and the Penguin edition of The Turn of the Screw."

James J. Buckley

James J. Buckley has been a member of the Department of Theology at Loyola University Maryland since 1980. He was born in Boston and raised in St. Louis. He has his doctorate in Religious Studies from Yale University, and focuses on Catholic ecumenical theology as well as philosophical theology. Along with colleagues Frederick Bauerschmidt and Robert Trent Pomplun, he is editor of The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism, as well as contributing editor to Modern Theology and Pro Ecclesia. A Journal for Catholic and Evangelical Theology. He was Chair of the Department of Theology between 1988 and 2000, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2000-2010.

D. Graham Burnett

D. Graham Burnett trained in History and the Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University and is a Professor of History at Princeton University. He is an editor at the Brooklyn-based Cabinet magazine, the author of a number of books, including Descartes and the Hyperbolic Quest (2005), Trying Leviathan (2007), and The Sounding of the Whale (2012), and a member of the research collective ESTAR(SER):www.estarser.net. Burnett works at the intersection of historical inquiry and artistic practice. He is interested in experimental/experiential approaches to textual material, pedagogical modes, and hermeneutic activities traditionally associated with the research humanities. Recent (collaborative) performances and exhibitions include: “The Work of Art Under Conditions of Intermittent Accessibility” (Palais de Tokyo, Paris); “The Rülek Scrolls and the Practice of the Door” (MoMA PS1, NYC); “The Pomagello Document” (Dairy Arts Centre, London), and “The Tivoli Park School” (2015 Ljubljana Biennial).

Scott Casper

Scott Casper joined the University of Maryland Baltimore County as Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Professor of History in 2013, after a long career at the University of Nevada, Reno. A historian of the nineteenth-century United States, he is the author of Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine (2008) and Constructing American Lives: Biography and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America (1999). He also is the co-author, editor, or co-editor of seven other books, most recently The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (2013). Casper has held fellowships at the National Humanities Center and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, among other institutions. He currently serves on the ACLS Executive Committee of the Delegates and edits the “Textbooks and Teaching” section of the Journal of American History. He has worked extensively with K-12 history and social studies educators, and in 2008 was named the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching/ Council for Advancement and Support of Education Nevada Professor of the Year. Casper earned his A.B. in History from Princeton University and his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University.

John Churchill

John Churchill is the Secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest academic honorary society. He serves as Phi Beta Kappa’s chief executive officer and head of its national office in Washington D.C. Born in Hector, Arkansas and raised in Little Rock, he was educated at Rhodes College, at the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and at Yale University, where he was awarded the Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1978. Churchill was formerly Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at Hendrix College, where he also served as Professor of Philosophy and twice as Interim President. His scholarly interests include the philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and David Hume, as well as topics in the history of philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of liberal education. His publications include several dozen articles in these and related fields in journals in the U.S. and the U.K., book chapters in the U.S. and Germany, several dozen reviews and critical notes, as well as essays and stories in the popular press and college magazines.

Rev. John J. Conley, S.J.

Rev. John J. Conley, S.J. holds the Henry J. Knott Chair in Philosophy and Theology at Loyola University Maryland. A specialist in early modern French philosophy, his major publications include The Suspicion of Virtue: Women Philosophers in Early Modern France (Cornell University Press, 2002), Jacqueline Pascal: A Rule for Children (University of Chicago Press, 2003), Madame de Maintenon: Dialogues and Addresses (University of Chicago Press, 2004), Adoration and Annihilation: The Convent Philosophy of Port-Royal (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), and Angelique de Saint-Jean Arnauld d'Andilly: Writings of Resistance (University of Tornonto/Iter Press, 2015). The NEH funded his research in France for the Maintenon volume. A practicing poet and playwright, Father Conley is a member of the Authors Guild and the Dramatists Guild.

Frank Cunningham

Frank Cunningham is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Loyola University Maryland. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Fairfield University, a M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University, and an M.B.A. from Loyola University Maryland. He has also done graduate level studies in biochemistry at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Cunningham has served as Acting Director of the Center for the Humanities, Acting Director of the Honors Program, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Loyola. His scholarly interests include Plato, process philosophy, and biomedical ethics.

Gregory N. Derry

Gregory N. Derry is Professor of Physics and former chair of the Physics Department at Loyola University Maryland. He teaches at all levels, has developed an integrated science course for the Loyola Honors Program, maintains ongoing research programs in experimental surface physics and the chaotic dynamics of physiological systems, and works on epistemological issues involved in the science/religion relationship. In addition to over thirty scientific papers, Derry has written two books: What Science Is and How It Works (Princeton University Press, 1999), an introductory book on the nature of scientific inquiry, and The Only Sacred Ground (Apprentice House, 2014), a book on the use of complementarity as a logical framework with which to view nature as both sacred and mundane. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Research Corp., and the John Templeton Foundation. He holds a B.S. degree from Union College and a Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, both in physics.

Lisa Dolling

Lisa Dolling is a philosopher of science whose research focuses on the relationship between science and the humanities and the philosophy of quantum theory. She earned her M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where her dissertation involved a close examination of the philosophical writings of Niels Bohr, a theme that continues to inform much of her work. Dolling is the editor or co-editor of five books including Tests of Time: Readings in the Development of Physical Theory (Princeton University Press) and Science, Technology and the Humanities: A New Synthesis (Stevens). She is now working on a book-length project examining both the history and future of the liberal arts in higher education. Her articles on this topic have appeared in the New York Times "Room for Debate" column as well as The Chronicle for Higher Education. Dolling currently serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, where she is also Professor of Philosophy.

Timothy K. Eatman

Timothy K. Eatman is a publicly engaged scholar professionally situated within Academe who employs interdisciplinary, cross-sectional approaches within his work. He holds a faculty appointment in the School of Education at Syracuse University, and he serves as Co-Director of “Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.” A national consortium of over one hundred colleges and universities and community partner organizations, “Imagining America” has as its mission creating democratic spaces to foster and advance publicly engaged scholarship that draws on arts, humanities, and design. It advocates changes in campus practices, structures, and policies that enable artist and scholars to thrive and contribute to community action and revitalization. Eatman has published in many different venues, and reviews for several scholarly publications. The recipient of the 2010 Early Career Research Award for the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement, he often consults with higher education associations and institutions. He is a member of the 2015 Advisory Panel for the Carnegie Engagement Classification for Community Engagement, and is currently serving an appointment as Honorary Professor at the University of South Africa. For more information on Dr. Eatman please see his personal webpages at http://timothykeatman.com; his twitter handle is @tkeatman.

Richard Ekman

Richard Ekman has been president of the Council of Independent Colleges, the national service organization for approximately 650 colleges and universities, since 2000. He previously served as Vice President for programs of Atlantic Philanthropies, and from 1991 to 1999, as Secretary and Senior Program Officer of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. From 1982 until 1991, Ekman was at the National Endowment for the Humanities, successively as director of the Division of Education Programs and the Division of Research Programs. Earlier, he was Vice President and Dean of Hiram College, and then Assistant to the Provost at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. His essays have appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, University Business, Inside Higher Ed, the Washington Post, Change, Carnegie Review, and The Presidency. Ekman earned his A.B. in history and Ph.D. in the history of American civilization from Harvard University.

Juniper Ellis

Juniper Ellis is Professor of English at Loyola University Maryland. She is the author of House of Seven Days (Limitless Publishing, 2015) and Tattooing the World: Pacific Designs in Print and Skin (Columbia University Press, 2008). Tattooing the World was listed as “required reading” by the New York Post, won the City Paper award for best book by a Baltimore author, and was featured on lively NPR interviews. The book was made possible in part thanks to support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ellis has published articles in journals such as Ariel, Arizona Quarterly, and PMLA. She works enthusiastically to promote social justice, and for eight years served as chair of the National Steering Committee on Justice in Jesuit Higher Education. She has delivered keynote talks in cities ranging from Chicago to Paris. Her favorite courses to teach include Travel Literature, Banned Books, and Humor Studies.

Neil Fraistat

Neil Fraistat is Professor of English and Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland. He has chaired the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations and is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of centerNet, an international network of digital humanities centers, as well as Vice President of the Keats-Shelley Association of America. Fraistat is Co-Founder and General Editor of the Romantic Circles Website and has published widely on the subjects of Digital Humanities, Romanticism, and Textual Studies in various articles and in the ten books he has authored or edited. He has been awarded both the Society for Textual Scholarship’s biennial Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize and the biennial Richard J. Finneran Prize, the Keats-Shelley Association Prize, honorable mention for the Modern Language Association’s biennial Distinguished Scholarly Edition Prize, and the Keats-Shelley Association’s Distinguished Scholar Award.

Melissa Girard

Melissa Girard is an Assistant Professor of English at Loyola University Maryland. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and has research and teaching interests in modern poetry and poetics, American literature, and gender and sexuality studies. She is the recipient of an NEH Faculty Fellowship for 2015-16 for her current book project, Lines of Feeling: Modernist Women’s Poetry and the Problem of Sentimentality. Her publications on women’s poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in JML, The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry, The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Women Poets, and Poet Lore.

Matthew K. Gold

Matthew K. Gold is Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He holds teaching appointments in the Ph.D. Program in English, the M.A. in Liberal Studies Program, and the doctoral certificate programs in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy and American Studies. Gold is series editor of Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press) and has published work in journals and collections including The Journal of Modern Literature, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media, and Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics. His digital humanities projects have been supported by grants from the NEH Office of Digital Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.

George Greenia

George Greenia is Professor of Modern Languages and founder of the Institute for Pilgrimage Studies at the College of William & Mary. For fourteen years he served as editor and publisher of La corónica, a research journal of medieval Spanish language, literature and cultural studies, and in 2007 was name Distinguished Editor of the Year by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. Greenia is the author of studies on medieval Spanish literature and culture, historical linguistics, and foreign language pedagogy. An internationally recognized authority on medieval and modern Christian pilgrimage, he has biked and walked over 4,000 miles along the pilgrimage trails to Santiago de Com­pos­tela, and regularly guides American and Canadian undergraduates as well as fellow faculty on research treks in Spain. For his work researching and promoting Spanish literature and cul­ture, especially the Camino de Santiago, Greenia was knighted by order of King Juan Carlos I and bestowed the Cross of the Order of Isabel the Catholic, Spain’s highest tribute to foreign scholars and artists.

Douglas B. Harris

Douglas B. Harris is Professor of Political Science and Interim Dean of First-Year Students and Academic Services at Loyola University Maryland. Prior to coming to Loyola, Harris taught at Colgate University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Texas at Dallas. His research on Congress, political parties, and American political history includes articles in numerous scholarly journals as well as in edited collections on congressional elections and scandals, progressive era political thought, and public trust in government. He is co-author of The Austin-Boston Connection: Fifty Years of House Democratic Leadership (Texas A&M University Press, 2009) and co-editor of Doing Archival Research in Political Science (Cambria Press, 2012), The Democratic Party: Documents Decoded (ABC-CLIO, 2014) and The Republican Party: Documents Decoded (ABC-CLIO, 2015). Harris is the founding faculty co-director of Messina, Loyola’s first-year seminar program, which was awarded an NEH Challenge Grant in 2014.

Donna Heiland

Donna Heiland is Vice President and Special Assistant to the President at Emerson College in Boston, where she provides leadership for strategic planning and strategic initiatives. Her prior experience includes eight years as Vice President for Programs—and then Vice President—of the Teagle Foundation, which is nationally known for its support of liberal arts education. She also has served as Director of Fellowship Programs at the American Council of Learned Societies, and earned tenure in the English Department at Vassar College. Heiland’s major publications include Literary Study, Measurement, and the Sublime: Disciplinary Assessment, co-edited with Laura J. Rosenthal and the assistance of Cheryl Ching (Teagle Foundation, 2011) and Gothic and Gender: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2004). Most recently, she and Mary Huber—both US editors for Arts and Humanities in Higher Education—co-edited a forum in that journal entitled "The Role of the Arts and Humanities in Civic Learning and Engagement: The US Debate.” Heiland has given many invited talks, conference papers and other presentations on topics in higher education. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Yale University, and her B.A. from the University of Western Ontario.

Janine Holc

Janine Holc received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University, specializing in international relations. While at Loyola University Maryland, she has served as Chair of her department, director of the Global Studies program, and is currently co-director of Gender Studies. Her areas of expertise include democratization in Eastern Europe, the global politics of Holocaust memory, and feminist film studies. She is completing a book on post-communist memory activism in Poland. Her new research is on Jewish forced labor in the German-Polish borderland region in the 1940s.

Steven C. Hughes

Steven C. Hughes is Professor of History and Chair of the History department at Loyola University Maryland. He is the author of Crime, Disorder, and the Risorgimento: the Politics of Policing in Bologna (Cambridge, 1994) and Politics of the Sword: Dueling, Honor, and Masculinity in Modern Italy (Ohio State, 2007), as well as a variety of articles and papers, including some on Italian/Swiss nationalism. He has recently returned from a sabbatical year in Italy as a Fulbright Senior Scholar and a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome, where this May he delivered a talk entitled "Virility, Blood, and Honor: Italy's Belated Entry into WWI in 1915."

Paul Jay

Paul Jay received his Ph.D. in literature in 1980 from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has taught at Caltech, Emory University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Chicago. He is currently Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago, where he has taught since 1985. Jay is the author of five books, including most recently The Humanities “Crisis” and the Future of Literary Studies (2014), and Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies (2010). He has written about the importance of the humanities for Inside Higher Ed, and lectures regularly on the value of the humanities in higher education. His essays on modern literature, criticism, and theory have appeared in PMLA, American Literary History, Callaloo, Cultural Critique, and Modern Fiction Studies. His work as an editor includes The Selected Correspondence of Kenneth Burke and Malcolm Cowley: 1915-1981, published in 1988 and nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography.

Stephen Kidd

Stephen Kidd is executive director of the National Humanities Alliance, a coalition of organizations that advocates for humanities research, teaching, programming, preservation and access. Before joining the Alliance, he was director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Smithsonian Institution’s “Museum without Walls.” As director, he oversaw the development of major, research-based exhibitions including, among others, “Crisis and Creativity: Unfolding the AIDS Memorial Quilt” (2012), “Colombia: the Nature of Culture” (2011), and “Asian Pacific Americans: Local Lives, Global Ties” (2010). Prior to his work at the Smithsonian, Kidd served on the staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the George Washington University.

Elliot King

Elliot King is chair of the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland, where he co-founded the largely online M.A. program in Emerging Media. He is also the executive chair of the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference and the organizer of the Media History Exchange, an online social media network and archive originally funded by the NEH. He has written seven books, including Free for All: The Internet’s Transformation of Journalism (Northwestern University Press, 2010), Key Readings in Journalism (Routledge, 2012) and Best Practices in Online Program Development (Routledge, 2014) He is currently working on two books—“Strategic Planning for Online Education” and “A Political History of American Journalism.” King received an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Media Sociology from the University of California, San Diego. He blogs at University5dot0.com, and you can follow him on Twitter @elliotkingphd.

Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J.

Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J. is the President of Loyola University Maryland. A native of Massachusetts, he formerly served at a sister Jesuit institution, the College of the Holy Cross, as assistant dean and associate professor of Religious Studies. He earned an A.B. degree from Boston College and an M.A. from Georgetown University’s department of government before undertaking divinity studies at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, where he received a master’s degree and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology. He then earned master’s degrees from the Yale department of Religious Studies, and a Ph.D. in religious studies, concentrating in religious ethics. Ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1986, Fr. Linnane joined the Religious Studies department at Holy Cross in 1994. His scholarly publications cover the disciplines of fundamental moral theology, health care ethics, and virtue ethics. He served as assistant dean at Holy Cross beginning in 2003, leaving to become Loyola’s 24th President in 2005. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross; the Institute of Christian and Jewish Studies; and the Board of Directors of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In 2010 he was appointed as the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities representative to the American Council on Education Board of Directors. In 2011, he was elected chair of the board for the Maryland Independent College and University Association

Paul Lukacs

Paul Lukacs is Associate Professor of English at Loyola University Maryland. A graduate of Kenyon College and the Johns Hopkins University, he specializes in nineteenth century American literature and the history and culture of taste. His main research interest is the history of wine, both its production and cultural role, and he has published three books on the subject: American Vintage (Houghton Mifflin, 2000), which won James Beard and IACP book of the year awards, The Great Wines of America (Norton 2006), and Inventing Wine (Norton, 2012). At Loyola, Lukacs has served as director of the Honors Program as well as the Center for the Humanities. He also chaired the English department for 15 years. Lukacs sits on the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Senate and Executive Committee, and is the Chair of its Committee on Qualifications.

Barbara Mallonee

Barbara Mallonee joined Loyola’s fulltime faculty in 1980 after eight years as an adjunct professor. When the Writing program evolved into a full Department of Writing, she served three terms as Chair. Recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award in 1988, she also directed the Honors Program, the Alpha Program for first year students, and a committee on undergraduate grading practices. In 1982, following an NEH grant for Empirical Rhetoric, which paired an English course in creative writing with a Writing course in rhetoric, Mallonee and Jack Breihan of the History department wrote a proposal for Empirical Rhetoric II, a six-year Writing Across the Curriculum project, which was funded by the NEH. As directors, they oversaw year-long team-taught classes and consultancies that paired writing faculty with colleagues in every other academic department. They ran summer faculty workshops, brought speakers to campus, and authored the Loyola College Writing Handbook. For many faculty in the program, teaching fostered scholarship. “Responding to Student Drafts: An Interdisciplinary Consensus” by Breihan and Mallonee appeared in College Composition and Communication in 1985.

Thomas D. McCreight

Thomas D. McCreight teaches in the department of Classics at Loyola University Maryland. He received his A.B. in Classics from Brown University with honors and induction into Phi Beta Kappa, an M.A. in Classics from the City University of New York, and a Ph.D. in Classical Studies from Duke University. He has received fellowships for extended study in Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. At Loyola he has taught Greek and Latin from beginning to advanced levels, literature in translation, and has instructed in freshman seminar programs and the honors program. He has also served as associate professor at The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. McCreight’s research is concerned primarily with the North African and Roman philosopher, intellectual and novelist Apuleius, and he has published articles and chapters on different aspects of Apuleius’ work. Additionally, he worked with a select group of undergraduates to produce and publish the first-ever English translation of Stratocles sive Bellum (“Stratocles or War”), a 16th century Latin play on peace and war written by the Jesuit polymath Jacobus Pontanus.

Gayla McGlamery

Gayla McGlamery is an Associate Professor and the Interim Chair of the English Department at Loyola University Maryland.  She teaches and writes about Victorian literature as well as about film adaptations of nineteenth century English novels.  McGlamery previously served as the co-director, along with Joseph Walsh, of the Loyola Honors Program.  She also has directed the annual Humanities Symposium sponsored by the University's Center for the Humanities.  She received her Ph.D. from Emory University

Robert Miola

Robert Miola is Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English / Lecturer in Classics at Loyola University Maryland. Educated at Fordham University and the University of Rochester, he is the author or editor of 15 books and over 50 articles. He has lectured and written on classical backgrounds to Early Modern literature, Shakespeare, and Early Modern Catholicism. He has edited Shakespeare's Hamlet and Macbeth for Norton, some of Ben Jonson's plays for the Revels series and Cambridge University Press, and a volume entitled Early Modern Catholicism: An Anthology of Primary Sources (Oxford, 2007). He is currently working on an edition of Chapman's Homer, on the myth of Orestes on the early modern stage, and on Shakespeare's Rome, returning to the subject of his first book.

Brian Norman

Brian Norman is an Associate Professor of English and the Associate Vice-President for Faculty Affairs and Diversity at Loyola University Maryland. He is the author of Dead Women Talking: Figures of Injustice in American Literature (Johns Hopkins Press), Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil Rights American Literature (University of Georgia Press), The American Protest Essay and National Belonging (SUNY Press), and numerous essays and chapters on identity and social movements in American literature and culture. He serves on the editorial board of The James Baldwin Review (Manchester University Press), and co-edited with Piper Kendrix Williams Representing Segregation: The Aesthetics of Living Crow (SUNY Press). His most recent work is on the fiftieth anniversary of Freedom Summer and on literary collaboration.

Mark Osteen

Mark Osteen is a professor of English and Director of the Center for the Humanities at Loyola University Maryland. He is the author of three scholarly books—The Economy of Ulysses: Making Both Ends Meet; American Magic and Dread: Don DeLillo’s Dialogue with Culture; and Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream—as well as a memoir, One of Us: A Family’s Life with Autism. Among his other publications are several edited collections, including The New Economic Criticism, Autism and Representation, and Hitchcock and Adaptation. In 2010 he edited, along with Loyola students, a book entitled Music at the Crossroads: Lives and Legacies of Baltimore Jazz, through the Center for the Humanities' Aperio initiative. Since 2004 Osteen has been president of the Baltimore Jazz Alliance, a jazz advocacy non-profit organization. He is also a singer, composer, saxophonist, and the leader of the Cold Spring Jazz Quartet, which has released three CDs. His current projects include a book on forgery in literature and an essay collection on The Beatles’ White Album.

Lynn Pasquerella

Lynn Pasquerella graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Brown University. She joined the Department of Philosophy at the University of Rhode Island, rising to the position of Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School. After two years as Provost at the University of Hartford, in 2010 she became the eighteenth President of Mount Holyoke. A philosopher and ethicist who has combined teaching and scholarship with civic engagement, Pasquerella’s presidency has been marked by a robust strategic planning process, a commitment to a vibrant campus community, as well as outreach to off-campus communities and a global network of alumnae. She has focused especially on shared governance, long-term financial sustainability, access for students from all socioeconomic backgrounds, and increased visibility for Mount Holyoke across the nation and around the world. Pasquerella has written extensively on medical ethics, theoretical and applied ethics, metaphysics, public policy, and the philosophy of law. A celebrated teacher, she has found time to co-teach a class in almost every semester of her presidency, with faculty in departments as disparate as Sociology, Biology, and Africana Studies. At the core of her career and her priorities is an abiding commitment to liberal education as a force for good, both for the individual and for civic society. Manifestations of that commitment include her work as senator and member of the executive committee of Phi Beta Kappa, and her role as host of The Academic Minute, a WAMC Northeast Public Radio program, and “Difficult Dialogues: Voices from the Valley,” a public access television show.

Thomas R. Pegram

Thomas R. Pegram is Professor of History at Loyola University Maryland. A native Midwesterner, he grew up in California and graduated with a B.A. from Santa Clara University. He has a Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Brandeis University. A specialist in the vexed relationship between American institutional structures and modern popular movements for reform and repression, Pegram is the author of books analyzing progressive reform, political parties, and Midwestern state government; the American temperance and prohibition movement; and the 1920s Ku Klux Klan. In addition to his twenty-five years on Loyola's faculty, Pegram has taught at Ohio State University, Simmons College, Suffolk University, and the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

David Roswell

David Roswell joined the Chemistry Department at Loyola University Maryland (then Loyola College) in 1968 after completing both undergraduate and graduate degrees at Johns Hopkins University. As a chemist he taught and did research in both chemi- and bioluminescence, and published a number of papers in the field. He was promoted to Professor in 1974 and subsequently became Department Chair. In 1980 he was named the founding Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, a position he held for 18 years. During that time The Center for the Humanities was established with funding from two successful NEH Challenge grants, a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was obtained, and study abroad programs were initiated. On leaving Loyola’s academic administration, he became Hauber Professor of Chemistry and taught organic chemistry until becoming an Emeritus Professor in 2008.

Kenneth S. Sacks

Kenneth S. Sacks is professor of History and Classics at Brown University. He works in the fields of Hellenistic intellectual thought, classical reception in America, and American Transcendentalism. He is the author of Polybius on the Writing of History (University of California Press); Diodorus Siculus and the First Century (Princeton University Press); Understanding Emerson: “The American Scholar” and His Struggle for Self-Reliance (Princeton University Press); and The Political Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson for The Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought (Cambridge University Press). He is the co-editor, with Baruch Halpern, of and a contributor to the forthcoming volume on East-West cultural appropriations during the early Iron Age, Crossing the Mediterranean: A Scholarly Periplos (Brill). His current book-length project is “Emerson’s Civil War,” a study of Emerson’s engagement with the Civil War and its aftermath, with a special focus on his turn to religious naturalism.

John P. Sarbanes

John P. Sarbanes was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2006 to represent Maryland's Third Congressional District. Since then, he has sat on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, serving on both the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power. The Congressman works to protect the Chesapeake Bay, safeguard the environment, and improve health care. He also is spearheading efforts in Congress to fight big money in politics, and has authored and introduced the Government By the People Act (H.R. 20) – new legislation that ensures Congress works for the people’s interest, not special interests. Congressman Sarbanes graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and studied law and politics in Greece on a Fulbright Scholarship. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he returned to Baltimore, where he clerked for Judge J. Frederick Motz on the federal district court before entering private practice with Venable LLP. He spent 18 years there, six as Chairman of the firm’s Health Care practice. He also served for seven years with the Maryland State Superintendent as liaison to the Baltimore City Public Schools. The Congressman lives with his family in Towson, returning home from Washington daily.

Christopher Scalia

Christopher Scalia is Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, a small liberal arts college in far southwest Virginia, where he teaches eighteenth-century and Romantic literature, creative writing, and composition. His scholarship focuses on Scottish literature during the Romantic period; he is currently working on a book about the role of irony in Walter Scott’s fiction and non-fiction. His works of fiction and poetry have also been published in numerous literary journals. This past spring, his Wall Street Journal article titled “Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts” generated over a thousand online comments, ten thousand Facebook shares, and hundreds of Tweets. A graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Scalia lives in Norton, Virginia with his wife and two sons.

Diana Schaub

Diana Schaub is Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Maryland. A summa cum laude graduate of Kenyon College, with an M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Chicago, she has also been a postdoctoral fellow of the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University (1994-95) and the Garwood Teaching Fellow at Princeton University ((2011-12). In 2001, she was the recipient of the Richard M. Weaver Prize for Scholarly Letters. From 2004-2009 she was a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics. Schaub is the author of Erotic Liberalism: Women and Revolution in Montesquieu's "Persian Letters" (1995), along with many book chapters and articles in the fields of political philosophy and American political thought. She is a co-editor (with Amy and Leon Kass) of What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song (2011). She is a contributing editor to The New Atlantis and a member of the publication committee of National Affairs. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the Claremont Review of Books, the New Criterion, The Public Interest, Commentary, First Things, City Journal, and elsewhere.

Thomas Scheye

Thomas Scheye is the Distinguished Service Professor at Loyola University Maryland. He has spent more than 40 years at Loyola, 20 of them as Academic Vice-President and Provost, including a term as Interim President. Scheye has served as theatre critic for the Baltimore News-American and as both host and writer for a 60-program series on English literature for the Maryland Public Broadcasting System. His publications include articles on Shakespeare and modern drama as well as higher education. Acting as a consultant for more than 15 years, Scheye has worked with over 70 clients, including more than 20 of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in America as well as other non-profit organizations. In this work, he specializes in strategic planning and institutional advancement as well as board development and presidential assessment.

Dale Snow

Dale Snow has been a member of the Philosophy Department at Loyola University Maryland since 1987. She graduated from Clark University and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University. Her main scholarly interest is in German Idealism. She is the author of Schelling and the End of Idealism (SUNY Press) and has published articles on Kant, Fichte, Jacobi, and Schopenhauer, as well as translations of Dilthey, Apel, Jacobi, and Schelling. At present she is completing a translation with commentary of Schelling’s Darlegung des wahren Verhältnisses der Naturphilosophie zu der verbesserten Fichteschen Lehre (1806), and a book manuscript on Schelling’s Naturphilosophie or philosophy of nature.

Phoebe Stein

Phoebe Stein joined the Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) as Executive Director in 2008. She directs governance, programming, grant making, marketing, fundraising, planning, and government relations efforts. As a nonprofit organization with a mission of creating and supporting lifelong learning in the humanities for all Marylanders, MHC brings nearly 1,000 free public humanities programs annually to communities across the state. Stein earned her B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Loyola University of Chicago. The author of a number of articles on modern American literature, her chapter on Gertrude Stein’s World War II writing appears in a new book, Primary Stein, from Lexington Press, a division of Rowman & Littlefield, published in October 2014. She lives in Baltimore.

Martha C. Taylor

Martha C. Taylor received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. She has been teaching at Loyola University Maryland since 1993. A specialist in Greek history, she is the author of two books: Salamis and the Salaminioi: The History of an Unofficial Athenian Demos (Brill) and Thucydides, Pericles, and the Idea of Athens in the Peloponnesian War (Cambridge). She currently is at work on a student commentary on Thucydides’ Sicilian Expedition.

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Dean of Loyola College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Maryland. In that role, she oversees all aspects of academic life in the humanities, social sciences, and natural and applied sciences. She joined Loyola’s faculty as a member of the department of Psychology in 1991. Since then she has served as department chair, as associate dean, and as associate vice president for graduate studies. Most recently, she was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, returning to Loyola this past July. Thomas received her B.A. from the College of Willian and Mary, and her M.S. And Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on family factors in adolescent functioning as well as anxiety disorders, particularly on the obsessive-compulsive spectrum. Most recently, she has been working in the area of Ignatian pedagogy.

Joseph J. Walsh

Joseph J. Walsh received his A.B. from Fairfield University, his M.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his Ph.D. from the State University of Texas at Austin.  He is currently Professor of Classics and History at Loyola University Maryland, where he has served as the co-director of the Honors Program, the annual Humanities Symposium, and the study abroad program at the Katholike Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium.  Walsh is a fellow of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and of the American Academy in Rome.  A recipient of a DAAD fellowship, he won the 2007 Excellence in Teaching at the College Level award from the American Philological Association.  He has published on Hellenistic History, Roman Republican History, the Classical Tradition, the early Christians, and the history of Christmas.  He currently is working on a book on the Great Fire of Rome.

Sarah Werner

Sarah Werner is a book historian and performance scholar interested in early modern bibliography, Shakespearean theater, and digital tools. Until recently, she was Digital Media Strategist at the Folger Shakespeare Library; prior to that, she was the director of the Folger’s Undergraduate Program. She writes about book history, digital tools, early modern drama, and performance in a range of venues, and guest edited a special issue of Shakespeare Quarterly with an online open peer review process. She is currently writing A Handbook for Studying Early Printed Books, 1450–1800 (forthcoming from Wiley Blackwell) and developing a companion website that will encourage the exploration of special collections through digital resources.

Steven C. Wheatley

Steven C. Wheatley is Vice President of the American Council of Learned Societies. Before joining ACLS in 1986 as director of the American Studies Program, he taught history at the University of Chicago, where he was also dean of students in the Public Policy Committee and, before that, assistant to the dean of the (graduate) Social Sciences Division. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of Chicago. Wheatley is the author of, among other works, The Politics of Philanthropy: Abraham Flexner and Medical Education, a new introduction to Raymond Fosdick's The Story of the Rockefeller Foundation, and "The Partnerships of Foundations and Universities," in Helmut K. Anhier and David C. Hammack, eds., American Foundations: Roles and Contributions. He has been a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Lilly Endowment, Inc., and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He also has served on the Governing Council of the Rockefeller Archive Center of Rockefeller University, as a member of the Steering Committee of the Scholarly Communication Institute of the University of Virginia, and as an adjunct professor at New York University. In 2005, the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences awarded him the Medal for Social Science Career.

Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead

Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an associate professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland. She also is a K-12 master teacher in African American History; an award-winning curriculum writer and lesson plan developer; an award-winning former Baltimore City middle school teacher; and a three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker. She has received various grants and fellowships to support her work, including a 2010 NEH Summer Stipend and a 2012 Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Fellowship. Whitehead is the co-editor of Rethinking Emilie Frances Davis: Lesson Plans for Teaching her 1863-1865 Pocket Diaries (2014), and the author of three books: Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America (2015), Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis (2014), and Sparking the Genius: The Carter G. Woodson Lecture (2014). She is currently completing two books, “The Emancipation Proclamation: Race Relations on the Eve of Reconstruction” and “Notes from a Slave Ship: The 1749-51 Journal of William Chancellor,” as well as an encyclopedia collection, “Coming Through the Storm: 50 Key Events that Shaped African American History.”

Jeffrey C. Witt

Jeffrey C. Witt is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland. His research and writing focuses on late scholasticism generally, and specifically on issues surrounding the proper relationship between faith and reason. He is co-editor of the Theology of John Mair (Brill 2015) and is co-writing a monograph on the 14th Century Dominican Robert Holcot (Oxford). As a digital humanists, he founded and directs the Sentences Commentary Text Archive (http://scta.info). He is also the lead developer of the Lombard Press web publication system (http://lombardpress.org), designed for the publication of digital editions of medieval Latin texts. The system currently supports several ongoing editions, including the digital edition of the Sentences Commentary of Peter Plaoul (fl. 1392/93). Witt also serves on the advisory board of the Digital Latin Library, and he is an active participant in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) and International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) communities.

Alan Wolfe

Alan Wolfe is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College. He is the author and editor of more than 20 books, including: At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews (2014), Political Evil: What It Is and How To Combat It, (2011), The Future of Liberalism (2009), Gambling: Mapping the American Moral Landscape, (co-edited with Erik Owens, 2009), Does American Democracy Still Work? (2006), Return to Greatness: How America Lost Its Sense of Purpose and What it Needs to Do to Recover It (2005), The Transformation of American Religion: How We actually Live our Faith (2003), An Intellectual in Public (2003), School Choice: The Moral Debate (editor, 2002), Moral Freedom: The Search for Virtue in a World of Choice (2001), One Nation, After All (1998), and Marginalized in the Middle (1997). Both One Nation, After All and Moral Freedom were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Wolfe attended Temple University as an undergraduate and received his doctorate in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967. He has honorary degrees from Loyola University Maryland and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Kathleen Woodward

Kathleen Woodward, Lockwood Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at the University of Washington, is director of the Simpson Center for the Humanities, known for its signature programs in public scholarship. She is also the director of a Mellon Foundation grant for Reimagining the Humanities Ph.D. and Reaching New Publics (2015-2019), and recently completed raising the matching funds for an NEH Challenge for the digital humanities. Currently on Phi Beta Kappa’s Executive Committee and the Steering Committee of HASTAC, Woodward has served on the Board of Directors of the National Humanities Alliance (2003-2009), as founding chair of the National Advisory Board of Imagining America (2000-2005), and as president of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (1995-2001). She is the author of Statistical Panic: Cultural Politics and Poetics of the Emotions (2009), Aging and Its Discontents: Freud and Other Fictions (1991), and At Last, the Real Distinguished Thing: The Late Poems of Eliot, Pound, Stevens, and Williams (1980). Her essay on the public humanities appeared in the Winter 2009 issue of Daedalus. Woodward holds a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California at San Diego and a B.A. in Economics from Smith College.

Amy Wolfson

Amy Wolfson is Vice President for Academic Affairs at Loyola University Maryland. Prior to coming to Loyola in 2014, she spent 22 years at the College of the Holy Cross as Professor of Psychology, Associate Dean of the Faculty, and chair of the diversity leadership team. She received her B.A. from Harvard University, doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis in 1987, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Over the years, she has maintained an active research agenda focusing on adolescent sleep and circadian rhythms. At Loyola, Wolfson provides leadership and oversight for all facets of academic life, including faculty recruitment and development, undergraduate and graduate programs, the Loyola Clinical Centers, offices of research and sponsored programs, international programs, student records, and academic advising.

Kathleen Woodward

Kathleen Woodward, Lockwood Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at the University of Washington, is director of the Simpson Center for the Humanities, known for its signature programs in public scholarship. She is also the director of a Mellon Foundation grant for Reimagining the Humanities Ph.D. and Reaching New Publics (2015-2019), and recently completed raising the matching funds for an NEH Challenge for the digital humanities. Currently on Phi Beta Kappa’s Executive Committee and the Steering Committee of HASTAC, Woodward has served on the Board of Directors of the National Humanities Alliance (2003-2009), as founding chair of the National Advisory Board of Imagining America (2000-2005), and as president of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (1995-2001). She is the author of Statistical Panic: Cultural Politics and Poetics of the Emotions (2009), Aging and Its Discontents: Freud and Other Fictions (1991), and At Last, the Real Distinguished Thing: The Late Poems of Eliot, Pound, Stevens, and Williams (1980). Her essay on the public humanities appeared in the Winter 2009 issue of Daedalus. Woodward holds a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California at San Diego and a B.A. in Economics from Smith College.