EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

The Foundation holds in confidence the names of its advisers, but from the beginning it has published a small fraction of them as the Educational Advisory Board (EAB). Its members, all of whom are former Fellows, are appointed to renewable four-year terms. These terms are staggered, so that each year the terms of about a fourth of the board expire. The Committee of Selection, which determines which applicants’ names will be forwarded to the Board of Trustees for final approval, is comprised of EAB members.

  • Advisory Board Member
  • Year
  • Profession
  • Leonard Barkan
  • 2016-2020
  • Class of 1943 University Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
  • Alison Bechdel
  • 2017-2021
  • Artist, Vermont
  • Alan Berliner
  • 2018-2022
  • Filmmaker, New York City
  • Stephen F. Cohen
  • 2017-2021
  • Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies and History, New York University, and Professor Emeritus of Politics, Princeton University
  • Michael Collier
  • 2016-2020
  • Professor of English, University of Maryland
  • John Demos
  • 2016-2020
  • Samuel Knight Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University
  • Wendy Doniger
  • 2018-2022
  • Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School, The University of Chicago
  • Drew Gilpin Faust
  • 2016-2020
  • Lincoln Professor of American History, Harvard University; Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows, ex officio, President Emerita, Harvard University
  • Elizabeth Fenn
  • 2017-2021
  • Walter and Lucienne Driskill Professor of Western American History, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Timothy Ferris
  • 2017-2021
  • Writer, San Francisco
  • Risa Goluboff
  • 2018-2022
  • Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law, Dean of the University of Virginia Law School
  • Annette Gordon-Reed
  • 2016-2020
  • Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School, Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Professor of History, Harvard University
  • Anthony T. Grafton
  • 2016-2020
  • Henry Putnam University Professor of History, Princeton University
  • Stephen J. Greenblatt
  • 2015-2019
  • John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University
  • Philip J. Hanlon
  • 2016-2020
  • President, Dartmouth College
  • Jennifer Homans
  • 2015-2019
  • Founder and Director of The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University
  • Lynn A. Hunt
  • 2015-2019
  • Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Deborah Jowitt
  • 2018-2022
  • Master Teacher of Dance, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
  • Joshua T. Katz
  • 2015-2019
  • Cotsen Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics, Princeton University
  • Ira Katznelson
  • 2017-2021
  • Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University
  • Chang-Rae Lee
  • 2018-2022
  • Writer; Professor of Creative Writing, Stanford University
  • Alfred W. Lerdahl
  • 2016-2020
  • Fritz Reiner Professor of Music, Columbia University, New York City
  • David Levering Lewis
  • 2015-2019
  • Julius Silver University Professor and Professor of History, New York University
  • Jack Miles
  • 2015-2019
  • Writer, Pasadena, California, Distinguished Professor of English & Religious Studies, English School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine
  • Kirin Narayan
  • 2015-2019
  • Professor, School of Culture, History, and Language, Australian National University, College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Elinor Ochs
  • 2017-2021
  • Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, and Director, Center for Language, Interaction and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Geraldine L. Richmond
  • 2018-2022
  • Presidential Chair and Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon
  • Randy Schekman
  • 2017-2021
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Neil H. Shubin
  • 2018-2022
  • Robert R. Bensley Professor, Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
  • Michael Spence
  • 2017-2021
  • William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business, New York University
  • G. Gabrielle Starr
  • 2017-2021
  • President, Pomona College
  • John F. Szwed
  • 2018-2022
  • Emeritus John M. Musser Professor of Anthropology and African-American Studies, Yale University, Professor of Music and Jazz Studies at Columbia University
  • Anne Wilkes Tucker
  • 2016-2020
  • Curator Emerita, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Marvalee H. Wake
  • 2015-2019
  • Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley
  • Mary C. Waters
  • 2016-2020
  • M.E. Zukerman Professor and former chair of Sociology at Harvard University
  • Peter G. Wolynes
  • 2018-2022
  • Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science, Rice University
  • Janet Yellen
  • 2018-2022
  • Distinguished Fellow in Residence, the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Chen Yi
  • 2017-2021
  • Composer, Kansas City, Missouri; Lorena Searcy Cravens/Millsaps/Missouri, Distinguished Professor of Composition, Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Adam Zagajewski
  • 2016-2020
  • Poet, Krakow