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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

William A. Blair, Ph.D.
Professor of American History & Director
George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center
Penn State University
University Park, Pa.

Gabor S. Boritt, Ph.D.
Director Emeritus, Civil War Institute
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, Pa.

Kent Masterson Brown
Law Offices of Kent Masterson Brown
Lexington, Ky.

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

Ken Burns
Director & Producer
Florentine Films
Walpole, N.H.

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

Drew Gilpin Faust, Ph.D.
President, Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.

Eric Foner, Ph.D.
Dewitt Clinton Professor of History
Columbia University
New York, N.Y.

Gary W. Gallagher, Ph.D.
John L. Nau III Professor in the
History of the American Civil War
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Va.

Thavolia Glymph, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
African & African American Studies & History
Duke University
Durham, N.C.

Adam Goodheart
Director, C.V. Starr Center
of 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, Ala.

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, N.Y.

Gordon Jones, Ph.D.
Director, Exhibits & Collections
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, Ga.

Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.
Associate Professor & Research Archivist
University of Virginia Collections Library
Charlottesville, Va.

Lewis Lehrman
Co-Founder
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Greenwich, Conn.

Louis P. Masur, Ph.D.
Professor of American Studies & History
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, N.J.

James M. McPherson, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Princeton University
Princeton, N.J.

Wayne E. Motts
Chief Executive Officer
National Civil War Museum
Harrisburg, Pa.

Matthew Pinsker, Ph.D.
Associate 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.

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

Nina Silber, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Boston University
Boston, Mass.

Brooks Simpson, Ph.D.
Foundation Professor, Arizona State University
Associate Director,
Center for the Study of Race & Democracy
Tempe, Ariz.

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

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

Craig L. Symonds, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
United States Naval Academy
Newport, R.I.

Page Talbott, Ph.D.
Principal of Talbott Exhibits and Planning
Philadelphia, Pa.

Susannah J. Ural, Ph.D.
Professor of History & Co-Director,
The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Miss.

Joan Waugh, Ph.D.
Professor of History
University of California
Los Angeles, Calif.

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