Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the faculty of humanities to three-year terms. To ensure continuity of governance, each year, two members are replaced. No more than two representatives may belong to a single department or program.
||Term End Date|
|Gesine Gerhard||Dean of College of Arts & Sciences||ex-officio|
|Daria Trentini||Study of Culture and Society||Spring 2022|
|Will Garriott||Law, Politics and Society||Spring 2022|
|Chinatsu Sazawa Bachmann||World Languages & Cultures||Spring 2023|
|Arturo Marquez, Jr.||Culture & Society||Spring 2023|
|Ben Gardner||Art & Design||Spring 2024|
|Felicia Jamison||History||Spring 2024|
The Board will hold solicit nominations in March 2022 to fill two open spots for the Fall 2022-Spring 2025 term.
|Daniel Alexander||Mathematics and Computer Science|
|Renee Cramer||Law, Politics, and Society|
|Joan Faber McAlister||Rhetoric|
|Michael Haedicke||Study of Culture and Society|
|Nathaniel Holdren||Law, Politics and Society|
|Maura Lyons||Art and Design|
|Inbal Mazar||World Language and Culture|
|Mary McCarthy||Politics and International Relations|
All Drake faculty whose work as teachers, scholars, or in academic service involves humanistic inquiry may join the Humanities Center. We welcome those whose work has not traditionally been considered within "the humanities" but who are pursuing connections and consequences of humanistic concern. To join, simply email the director. You will be placed on our email list, and be invited to apply for opportunities and participate in events as they arise.
All members of the Humanities Center Faculty are eligible to propose projects for Center underwriting or to request support for their own research and teaching activities. (However only those on continuing appointment may request funding for future years, or that spans fiscal years).
Associate and Full Professors and Assistant Professors eligible for promotion who are members of the Humanities Center Faculty, may serve on the Board of Directors, and are eligible to take part in elections and deliberations on Center policy and amendments to the Charter.
Associate and Full Professors are eligible to serve in the role of Director of the Center. The current Director of the Humanities Center is Amy Letter.
The Center for the Humanities is staffed by members of the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and of the home department of the current Director. Staff members are responsible for managing budget, disbursals, and acquisitions and advising on day-to-day administrative matters related to the operation of the Center.