All staff may be reached by e-mail by clicking on their name. Or you may reach them by phone at (202) 544-2422 (their individual extensions follow their names). Click here for a map of and directions to the AHA Headquarters office. A list of American Historical Review staff in Bloomington, Indiana may be viewed at http://www.indiana.edu/~ahrweb/staff.html
Executive Director. Jim moved to the AHA in 2010 from the Newberry Library, where he was vice president for research and education. He has taught at the University of California, San Diego, and at the University of Chicago, where he remains senior research associate in history. Jim is the author of Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration, and A Chance to Make Good: African-Americans, 1900-1929, the coeditor (with Jan Reiff and Ann Keating) of The Encyclopedia of Chicago, and editor of The Frontier in American Culture. He is currently coeditor of the Univ. of Chicago Press series Historical Studies of Urban America. His articles and short essays have focused on various aspects of American urban history, African American history, American ethnicity, and higher education.
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(202) 544-2422, ext. 119
Special Projects Coordinator. Julia assists in development of new projects and grant opportunities, and administers the grants, fellowships, and prizes given by the Association. Julia will receive a PhD in history from the University of Chicago in December 2011.
(202) 544-2422, ext. 108
Publication Sales/Business Office Assistant. Matt received a BA in international relations and East Asian studies with a minor in Japanese from Eckerd College in 2007. Matt works in the business office, where he oversees the sales and distribution of publications and assists the business office in its daily operation.
Debbie Ann Doyle
(202) 544-2422, ext. 104
Coordinator, Committees & Meetings. Debbie serves as primary staff person for the Association’s standing committees and task forces, including the Committee on Minority Historians, the Committee on Women Historians, the Graduate and Early Career Committee, the Task Force on Disability, Two-Year College Task Force, and the LGBTQ Historians Task Force. She also serves as the primary contact for public history matters for the Association. She works with the director of meetings on annual meeting functions and is responsible for fielding general questions and requests regarding the meeting. She is the primary liaison for the Local Arrangements Committee and works closely with the Program Committee. She also staffs the Committee on Research Grant Awards and supervises the administration of the Association's book prizes, research grants, public history award, and film prize. She serves on the in-house editorial board for Perspectives on History. Debbie received a BA in history from Clark University in 1990, a master's degree from American University in 1993, and her PhD in American history from American University in August 2003.
(202) 544-2422, ext. 111
Manager, Marketing and Business Operations. Kelly received her BS in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. She manages marketing, advertising and development for the Association, and the exhibits and registration portions of the annual meeting.
(202) 544-2422, ext. 133
Production Manager. Chris received his MA in American history from George Mason University in 2001 and received his undergraduate degree in history at San Francisco State University. He has been working for the Association since December 2001. Chris is responsible for the production and layout of the various AHA publications, including the print version of Perspectives on History. He also edits and produces Perspectives on History Online, videos and films for the Association, and helps maintain the AHA website.
(202) 544-2422, ext. 123
Assistant Membership Manager and Assistant to the Deputy Director. Michelle works primarily on processing individual memberships received through the mail and online. She also assists with general projects and programs, as feasible.
(202) 544-2422, ext. 100
Administrative Office Assistant. Matthew received a BA in history from Providence College in May 2006 and has been a member of the AHA staff since December 2008. He responds to general inquiries, assists with special projects, and helps the director of meetings and administrative operations and the coordinator of committees and meetings
(202) 544-2422, ext. 120
Editor, Perspectives on History and Coordinator, Media Relations. Allen helps write and edit articles for the print and online versions of Perspectives on History, and supports the AHA's online and social media presence. Allen is completing his doctorate in US history at American University, received his MA from the Institute for English Studies at the University of London, and his BA from St. John's College in Santa Fe. He has worked as an in-house book editor, freelance nonfiction writer, adult basic education instructor/program manager, and as an adjunct lecturer in history.
(202) 544-2422, ext. 106
Project Assistant. Nike provides staffing support for the executive director, deputy director, and the marketing manager and assists with committee support and the administration of prizes and grants. In 2010 Nike received a BA in English literature and Hispanic studies from Vassar College. His studies were focused on Shakespearean adaptation and appropriation, and the life and works of Federico García Lorca.
(202) 544-2422, ext. 109
Controller. Randy works closely with the executive director and is responsible for preparing the annual budget, monthly financial statements, supply and procurement of services, supplies, and equipment. He provides administrative support for the Association and prepares financial reports for federal government and private foundations that support the Association.
(202) 544-2422, ext. 121
Associate Editor, Perspectives on History. Jennifer writes and edits articles for the print and online versions of Perspectives on History as well as occasionally contributing to the AHA Today blog. Before joining the AHA in 2012, she worked in publishing and interactive advertising, and for the last 10 years has taught and practiced in historic preservation, architectural and landscape history. She received her BA from Hampshire College and her MA and PhD in architectural history from the University of Virginia.
(202) 544-2422, ext. 115
Membership Manager. Manages the day-to-day operations of the membership department. She also overseas processing of membership and subscription dues. In addition, she assists with annual meeting registration.
(202) 544-2422, ext. 114
Development Manager. Dana works with senior staff and members of the AHA Governing Council to initiate new revenue streams and enhance existing development efforts. Prior to joining the AHA staff in February 2013, Dana served as the assistant director at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, where she planned and directed public and academic programs and initiatives. Dana holds a BA in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA in public history from American University.
(202) 544-2422, ext. 122
Coordinator, Professional Data and Job Center. Liz is responsible for the employment section online and in Perspectives on History; edits the Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians; and manages the annual meeting Job Center. Liz also maintains the Directory of Dissertations in Progress and the Directory of Doctoral Programs. Changes to either of these web-based directories can be sent to her attention throughout the year.
Sharon K. Tune
(202) 544-2422, ext. 101
Director, Meetings and Administrative Operations. Sharon received her BA, summa cum laude, in history, political science, and English from the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, and her JD from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Sharon serves as head of the Administration Department and as senior staff assistant to the Association's Professional Division, the Nominating Committee, and the Committee on Committees. In addition, she administers copyright matters for the Association and the Award for Scholarly Distinction, oversees the annual election of AHA officers, and serves on the in-house editorial board for Perspectives on History. Sharon negotiates annual meeting contracts and oversees general administration for the annual meeting, including editing the Program.
(202) 544-2422, ext. 117
Assistant Editor, Web and Social Media. Vanessa coordinates and edits web content for the AHA Today blog and all social media communication. Vanessa received her BA in American history from UCLA, received her MA in American history and her MILS in information science from LSU.
(202) 544-2422, ext. 110
Staff Accountant. Tina is responsible for accounts payable and logs all accounts receivable transactions. She graduated from George Mason University in 2011 with a degree in accounting.