Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


Governing Boards

2016 OI Coucil and Executive Board

The Executive Board

Members of the Omohundro Institute’s Executive Board determine matters of policy and have responsibility for the financial and general management and for resource development of the Institute. The Executive Board consists of five members: three elected by the Board and two ex officio members (the chief academic officer of William & Mary and the chair of the OI Council).

  • Michael R. Halleran, The College of William & Mary
  • Sidney Lapidus
  • Barbara B. Oberg, Princeton University (Chair)
  • Paul S. Sperry
  • Alan S. Taylor, University of Virginia

The Council of the Institute

Members of the Council are typically drawn from the academic community. Councilors advise the OI director and the Executive Board on policy, programmatic, and professional matters of concern to the OI and serve on one of the Council’s three standing committees: the William and Mary Quarterly Editorial Board, the Book Publications Committee, or the Conference Committee. OI Associates are annually invited to submit nominations for consideration by the Council.

  • Juliana Barr, Duke University
  • Sharon Block, University of California, Irvine
  • Alexander X. Byrd, Rice University
  • Cécile Fromont, University of Chicago
  • Marisa J. Fuentes, Rutgers University
  • Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania
  • Patrick Griffin, University of Notre Dame
  • Gregory E. O’Malley, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Fabrîcio Prado, The College of William & Mary
  • John Sherer (ex officio), University of North Carolina Press
  • Terri L. Snyder, California State University, Fullerton
  • Randy J. Sparks, Tulane University
  • Alan S. Taylor, University of Virginia (Chair)
  • Bertrand Van Ruymbeke, Université de Paris 8 and Institut Universitaire de France
  • Lisa Wilson, Connecticut College
  • Michael Witgen, University of Michigan