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The Council

A consortium of renowned historians lends its collective support and expertise to promote Gettysburg Foundation’s mission.

William A. Blair, PhD
Professor of American History; Director, George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center
Penn State University

Gabor S. Boritt, PhD
Director Emeritus, Civil War Institute
at the Gettysburg College

Mr. Kent Masterson Brown
Lexington, Kentucky

Michael Burlingame, PhD
Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies
University of Illinois Springfield

Mr. Ken Burns
Director and Producer
Florentine Films

Peter Carmichael, PhD
Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and Director, Civil War Institute
Gettysburg College

Drew Gilpin Faust, PhD
President, Harvard University

Eric Foner, PhD
Dewitt Clinton Professor of History
Columbia University

Gary W. Gallagher, PhD
John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War
University of Virginia

Thavolia Glymph, PhD
Associate Professor, African & African American Studies and History
Duke University

Mr. Adam Goodheart
Director, C.V. Starr Center of the Study of the American Experience
Washington College

Lesley J. Gordon, PhD
Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History
University of Alabama

Mr. Scott Hartwig
Supervisory Historian (Retired)
Gettysburg National Military Park

Mr. Harold Holzer
Jonathan F. Fanton Director
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

Gordon Jones, PhD
Director, Exhibits & Collections
Atlanta History Center

Prof. Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.
Associate Professor & Research Archivist Small Special Collections Library and affiliated faculty, John L. Nau III  Center for Civil War History
University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Mr. Lewis Lehrman
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Louis P. Masur, PhD
Professor of American Studies and History
Rutgers University

James M. McPherson, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of History
Princeton University

Mr. Wayne E. Motts
Chief Executive Officer
National Civil War Museum

Matthew Pinsker, PhD
Associate Professor of History and Pohanka Chair in American Civil War History
Dickinson College

Carol Reardon, PhD
Penn State University Laureate, 2015-2016
Penn State University (Retired)

Aaron Sheehan-Dean, PhD
Fred C. Frey Chair in Southern Studies
Louisiana State University

Nina Silber, PhD
Professor of History
Boston University

Brooks Simpson, PhD
Foundation Professor, Arizona State University
Associate Director, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy

Robert Sutton, PhD
Chief Historian
National Park Service

Mr. James L. Swanson
Senior Legal Scholar
The Heritage Foundation

Craig L. Symonds, PhD
Professor Emeritus
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD

Page Talbott, PhD
Talbott Exhibits and Planning

Susannah J. Ural, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Southern Mississippi

Joan Waugh, PhD
Associate Professor of History
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Hon. Frank J. Williams
Chief Justice (Retired)
Rhode Island Supreme Court