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Paula Krebs Executive Director of Modern Language Association
As executive director of the Modern Language Association, Krebs administers the programs, governance, and business of the association and is also a general editor of MLA’s publishing and research programs. She has served as the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University working with faculty members on strategic planning and helped increase connections between the campus and the community. Bridgewater State, Paula was an assistant for the president of external affairs at the University of Massachusetts and also a professor and department chair at Wheaton college. Krebs has also been a long-time contributor to higher-ed publications…. Paula has worked extensively with MLA and h

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Jim Grossman Executive Director American Historical Association
Jim Grossman is Executive Director of the American Historical Association. Jim Grossman has taught at the University of Chicago and University of California, San Diego and… Grossman has also worked as editor of the multiple award-winning series “Historical Studies of Urban America.” His countless articles and short essays have are centered around different aspects of Urban American history, African American history, ethnicity, higher education, and the place of history in public culture. Grossman’s book reviews have been published in the Chicago Tribune and New York Newsday and also appear in several academic journals.

Sally Kitch, Professor, and Director of The Humanities Lab, Arizona State University
Sally Kitch is founding director of the Institute for Humanities Research, Regents’ Professor of Women and Gender Studies, and Distinguished Sustainability Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. As director of IHR, Kitch has worked to incorporate humanities content and methodologies into the approaches of sustainability scientists by initiating IHR sponsored research projects, faculty working groups…

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Brennan Collins Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning and Writing Across the Curriculum and The Innovation Fellowship Program and Senior Academic Professional, Department of English.
Through work with these three programs, Collins is able to work with diverse groups of faculty to explore inventive pedagogies.  Brennan is particularly interested Outside of his roles as director, Brennen teaches courses focusing on graphic novels and African and Multi-Ethnic U.S. literatures…

 

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Rachel Artega Assistant Director, Simpson Center for the Humanities and Associate Program Director, Reimagining the Humanities Ph.D. and Reaching New Publics  (Mellon program), University of Washington

In her position as Assistant Director at the Simpson Center for Humanities and Associate Program, Artega works closely with the faculty director and members of the Simpson Center staff on the development, implementation, and assessment of academic projects. As Assistant Program Director for Reaching the Humanities Ph.D. and Reachin New Publics, a Mellon funded program, Rachel oversees all aspects of the program and collaborates with institutional partners within her area.