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Historians Council

A consortium of renowned historians, the Gettysburg Foundation's Historians Council lends its collective support and expertise to help promote the Gettysburg Foundation’s mission.

The Council

Ken Burns
Director & Producer
Florentine Films
Walpole, NH

Peter Carmichael, Ph.D.
Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies
& Director, Civil War Institute
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA

Drew Gilpin Faust, Ph.D.
President Emerita
Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor
Cambridge, MA

Eric Foner, Ph.D.
Dewitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History
Columbia University
New York, NY

Gary W. Gallagher, Ph.D.
John L. Nau III Professor in the
History of the American Civil War Emeritus
Director, John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Thavolia Glymph, Ph.D.
Associate Chair
Peabody Family
Distinguished Professor of History
Duke University
Durham, NC

Adam Goodheart Hodson Trust-Griswold Director
of the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience

Washington College
Chestertown, MD

Lesley J. Gordon, Ph.D.
Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

Scott Hartwig
Supervisor & Historian, Retired
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg, PA

Harold Holzer
Jonathan F. Fanton Director
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
New York, NY

Gordon L. Jones, Ph.D.
Senior Military Historian and Curator
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, GA

Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.
Associate Professor & Research Archivist
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
University of Virginia Library
Charlottesville, VA

Lewis Lehrman
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
New York, NY

Louis P. Masur, Ph.D.
Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

James M. McPherson, Ph.D.
George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Emeritus
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Wayne E. Motts
President & CEO
Gettysburg Foundation
Gettysburg, PA

Matthew Pinsker, Ph.D.
Professor of History &
Pohanka Chair in American Civil War History
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA

Carol Reardon, Ph.D.
George Winfree Professor Emerita of American History, Retired
Penn State University
Gettysburg, PA

Mabel Rosenheck, Ph.D.
Director of Education & Exhibition Planning
Lancaster, PA

Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Ph.D.
Fred C. Frey Chair in Southern Studies
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Nina Silber, Ph.D.
Jon Westling Professor of History
Boston University
Boston, MA

Brooks Simpson, Ph.D.
Foundation Professor, Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Robert Sutton, Ph.D.
Chief Historian, Retired
National Park Service
Bethesda, MD

James L. Swanson
Senior Legal Scholar
The Heritage Foundation
Washington, DC

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

Susannah J. Ural, Ph.D.
Frank and Virginia Williams Chair for Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS

Joan Waugh, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of History
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Hon. Frank J. Williams
Chief Justice, Retired
Rhode Island Supreme Court
Richmond, RI