AHA Council

The primary governing body of the Association is the Council, whose members are elected annually by the AHA membership. The Council cares for the general interests of the Association by conducting business, setting policy, and overseeing the financial and legal matters of the organization.

The Council is comprised of:

  • six elected officers: the president, president-elect, immediate past president, and the vice presidents of the Professional, Research, and Teaching divisions
  • nine elected councilors: three members representing each division
  • four appointed officers: the executive director, the editor of the American Historical Review, the controller, and the treasurer as nonvoting members

Officers of the organization, the terms of office, and the annual AHA election process are defined in the AHA Constitution & Bylaws.

Council Members

Vicki L. Ruiz

Vicki L. Ruiz
University of California, Irvine
President

 

Patrick Manning

Patrick Manning
University of Pittsburgh
President-elect

 

Jan E. Goldstein

Jan E. Goldstein
University of Chicago
Past President

 

Philippa J. A. Levine

Philippa J. A. Levine
University of Texas, Austin
Vice President, Profession

 

Edmund P. Russell

Edmund P. Russell III
University of Kansas
Vice President, Research

 

Elaine K. Carey

Elaine K. Carey
St. John’s University
Vice President, Teaching

 

Catherine A. Epstein

Catherine A. Epstein
Amherst College
Councilor, Profession

 

Valerie Paley

Valerie Paley
New-York Historical Society
Councilor, Profession

 

Mary Louise Roberts

Mary Louise Roberts
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Councilor, Profession

 

David A. Bell

David A. Bell
Princeton University
Councilor, Research

 

Farina Mir

Farina Mir
University of Michigan
Councilor, Research

 

Randall M. Packard

Randall M. Packard
Johns Hopkins University
Councilor, Research

 

Trinidad Gonzales

Trinidad Gonzales
South Texas College
Councilor, Teaching

 

Joshua L. Reid

Joshua L. Reid
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Councilor, Teaching

 

Brenda J. Santos

Brenda J. Santos
Achievement First
Councilor, Teaching

 

James Grossman

James Grossman
AHA Executive Director
ex officio

 

Alex Lichtenstein

Alex Lichtenstein
AHR Interim Editor
ex officio

 

Chris McNickle

Chris McNickle
AHA Treasurer
ex officio

 

Randy Norell

Randy Norell
AHA Controller
ex officio

 

Albert Beveridge

Albert J. Beveridge III
Beveridge & Diamond, PC
AHA Counsel

 

Les Benedict

Michael Les Benedict
AHA Parliamentarian