President’s Advisory Committee on University History

Function

The committee will advise the President of the University on matters relating to the history and traditions of the University that require historical interpretation, sensitivity, and expertise. The agenda for the committee will be determined by the Office of the President as issues come to it requiring advice of this nature. As a general approach, the committee will provide to the President a report that discusses the historical dimensions of the issue in question, the impact of various approaches to the issue on the University’s appreciation and maintenance of its history and traditions, and recommendations of actions for consideration.

The committee will meet on a regular basis as required when issues arise. The Office of the President will provide administrative support for the committee.

 

Membership

The committee will consist of six to ten members appointed by the President. Membership will include faculty who are experts in historical interpretation, as well as others who have special knowledge of the history and traditions of the University. The President shall appoint the chair of the committee.

Committee Members

Elizabeth Anderson, Ph.D., John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Liz Barry, Special Counsel to the President

Francis Blouin, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Information, School of Information

Kristin Hass, Ph.D., Associate Professor of American Culture and Professor in the Honors Program, Faculty Coordinator, Humanities Collaboratory, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Joel Howell, M.D., Ph.D., Victor Vaughan Collegiate Professor of the History of Medicine, Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Professor of History, Professor of Honors Program, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health

Gary Krenz, Ph.D., Director of Post-Bicentennial Planning at the Bentley Historical Library and Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Earl Lewis, Ph.D., Professor of History and Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, and Director of the Center for Social Solutions, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Terrence McDonald, Ph.D., (Chair) Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of History, College of Literature, Science and the Arts and Director, Bentley Historical Library

Alexander Potts, Ph.D., Max Loehr Collegiate Professor of the History of Art, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Rebecca Zurier, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History of Art, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Staff

Jamie Brandon
Assistant to the Special Counsel, Office of the President