Governing Boards

The Board of Directors

Members of the Omohundro Institute’s Board of Directors determine matters of policy and have responsibility for the financial and general management and for resource development of the OI. The Board of Directors 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).

  • Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Michael R. Halleran, William & Mary
  • Sidney Lapidus
  • Barbara B. Oberg, Princeton University (Chair)
  • Paul S. Sperry
  • Alan S. Taylor, University of Virginia

The Council of the OI

Members of the Council are typically drawn from the academic community. Councilors advise the OI executive director and the Board of Directors 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. Click here to read the formal request.

  • Sharon Block, University of California, Irvine (2016–2019)
  • Alexander X. Byrd, Rice University (2016–2019)
  • Christian Ayne Crouch, Bard College (2018–2021)
  • Kathleen DuVal, University of North Carolina (2018–2021)
  • Cécile Fromont, University of Chicago (2016–2019)
  • Marisa J. Fuentes, Rutgers University (2017–2020)
  • Patrick Griffin, University of Notre Dame (2016–2019)
  • Heather Kopelson, University of Alabama (2018–2021)
  • Ann Little, Colorado State University (2018–2021)
  • Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, University of Buffalo, State University of New York (2018–2021)
  • Adrienne Petty, William & Mary (2018–2019)
  • John Sherer (ex officio), University of North Carolina Press (2013– )
  • Terri L. Snyder, California State University, Fullerton (2017–2020)
  • Alan S. Taylor, University of Virginia (Chair) (2017–2020)
  • Bertrand Van Ruymbeke, Université de Paris 8 and Institut Universitaire de France (2017–2020)
  • Michael Witgen, University of Michigan (2017–2020)