Board of Trustees and Officers

Board of Trustees

Co-Chairmen
Richard Gilder
Lewis E. Lehrman

S. Andrew Banks
James G. Basker
John D. Britton II
Robert Daum
Joseph DiMenna
Patrick Duff
Gladstone Jones
Daniel P. Jordan
Thomas D. Lehrman
David McCullough
Luis A. Miranda Jr.
John L. Nau III
Robert H. Niehaus
Russell P. Pennoyer
Victoria Phillips
Shaiza Rizavi
Julian H. Robertson Jr.
Mary Caslin Ross
Dorothy (Debbie) Stapleton
Valerie Rockefeller Wayne

Officers

President
James G. Basker

Executive Vice President and Treasurer
Richard Gilder

Executive Vice President
Lewis E. Lehrman

Secretary
Daniel P. Jordan

Advisory Board

Rick Atkinson
Author and Historian

Edward L. Ayers, President Emeritus
University of Richmond

Thomas H. Bender, University Professor of the Humanities
New York University

Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor of History Emerita
Baruch College and The Graduate Center
City University of New York

Judy Roth Berkowitz, Trustee
Rockefeller University

Lewis W. Bernard, Chairman and Founder
Classroom, Inc.

Victoria Bjorklund, Partner Emerita
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

David W. Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
Yale University

Gabor S. Boritt, Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies Emeritus
Gettysburg College

Richard Brookhiser, Senior Editor
The National Review

Christopher L. Brown, Professor of History
Columbia University

Kenneth L. Burns, Filmmaker
Florentine Films

Ric Burns, Filmmaker
Steeplechase Films

Colin Calloway, John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies
Dartmouth College

Vincent Cannato, Associate Professor of History
University of Massachusetts Boston

Peter Carmichael, Director, Civil War Institute
Gettysburg College

Andrew Carroll, Presidential Fellow in American War Letters and Director, Center for American War Letters
Chapman University

Richard Carwardine, President, Corpus Christi College
University of Oxford

David Brion Davis, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus and
Director Emeritus, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
Yale University

Andrew Delbanco, Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies
Columbia University

John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor Emeritus History
Yale University

Seymour Drescher, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh

Richard Ekman, President
Council of Independent Colleges

Joseph J. Ellis, Professor of History Emeritus
Mount Holyoke College

David Eltis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor Emeritus
Emory University

Drew Gilpin Faust, President
Harvard University

John Fea, Professor of History
Messiah College

David Hackett Fischer, University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History
Brandeis University

Seymour Fliegel, President and Gilder Senior Fellow 
Center for Educational Innovation

Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History
Columbia University

Ellen V. Futter, President
American Museum of Natural History

Gary Gallagher, John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War and Director, John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History
University of Virginia

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. University Professor and Director, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research
Harvard University

Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence
Princeton University

Glenda Gilmore, Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History
Yale University

Doris Kearns Goodwin
Author and Historian

Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History and Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University

Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies
Gettysburg College

Roger Hertog, President
The Hertog Foundation

Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor in History and the Social Sciences and Director, Herbert H. Lehman Center for the Study of American History
Columbia University

David M. Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of American History Emeritus
Stanford University

Roger Kimball, Co-Editor and Co-Publisher
The New Criterion

Thomas LeBien, Executive Editor-at-Large
Harvard University Press

Richard C. Levin, Chief Executive Officer, Coursera, and President Emeritus
Yale University

Patricia Nelson Limerick, Professor of History, University of Colorado Boulder, and Faculty Director and Chair of the Board
Center of the American West

Stephanie McCurry, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Columbia University

Joseph C. McNay, Chairman
Essex Investment Management Company

James M. McPherson, George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus
Princeton University

Donald Miller, John Henry MacCracken Professor of History
Lafayette College

Steven Mintz, Executive Director, Institute for Transformational Learning, and Professor of History
University of Texas at Austin

Peter Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor
University of Virginia

Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Sanders Director, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies
University of Virginia

Elihu Rose, Vice Chairman, Rose Associates Inc., and Adjunct Professor of Military History
Columbia University

Vicki Ruiz, Distinguished Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies
University of California, Irvine

Michael Serber, Founding Principal
Academy of American Studies

John Stauffer, Professor of English and of African and African American Studies
Harvard University

Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs
University of Texas at Austin

Alan Taylor, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair
University of Virginia

Odd Arne Westad, S. T. Lee Professor of US-Asia Relations
Harvard University

Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History
Stanford University

Douglas Wilson, George A. Lawrence Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and Co-Director, Lincoln Studies Center
Knox College

Gordon S. Wood, Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus
Brown University

Past Advisors
Joyce Appleby (2001–2016)
James Oliver Horton (1994–2017)
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (1994–2007)