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|
|En Li||History||Spring 2021|
|Amahia Mallea||History||Spring 2021|
|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 (incoming)||Art & Design||Spring 2024|
|Felicia Jamison (incoming)||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|
Drake faculty, at any rank, in any department or program in the University, whose work as teachers, scholars, or in academic service significantly involves humanistic inquiry, broadly construed, are eligible to join the Humanities Center Faculty. Those interested in doing so should email the Humanities Center Director expressing their wish to join the Humanities Center Faculty.
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 Philosophy/Religion, 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.