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2014 Slate of Candidates

The OAH Nominating Board has announced the slate of candidates for the 2014 OAH election. In addition to voting for three candidates for OAH Executive Board, OAH members will vote for candidates for the OAH Nominating Board. The election will open in December, 2013.

Candidates by Petition. One hundred voting members of the Organization may present a petition for an additional candidate for any office open for election, such petition to be presented to the Executive Director by October 15. The names of persons so nominated shall be placed on the official ballot, being identified as "candidate by petition."

For more information about the annual OAH election–including the appointment procedure for OAH Vice President–see Article V, Section 2 of the OAH Constitution.

Candidate Biographical Statements.  Select an individual's name below to read their biographical statement.

President

Patricia Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board, Center of the American West; Professor of History, University of Colorado, Boulder

President-Elect

Jon Butler, Howard R. Lamar Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies, Yale University; Adjunct Research Professor of History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Vice President

Nancy F. Cott, Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History, Harvard University, and Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

OAH Executive Board Candidates

One in each pairing will be elected for a total of three. Members elected to the OAH Executive Board shall be elected for three-year terms.

James R. Barrett, Professor of History and African American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Beryl Satter, Professor of History, Rutgers University-Newark

Mark Philip Bradley, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Professor of History, University of Chicago
James T. Kloppenberg, Charles Warren Professor of American History, Harvard University

Spencer R. Crew, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of American, African American and Public History, George Mason University
Barbara Clark Smith, Curator of Political History, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Nominating Board Candidates

One in each pairing will be elected for a total of three. Members elected to the OAH Nominating Board shall be elected for three-year terms.

Kathleen Franz, Associate Professor of History and Director of Public History, American University
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of The New York Public Library

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, Merle Curti Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Leslie J. Reagan, Professor of History and University Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Joseph Crespino, Professor of History, Emory University
Neil Foley, Robert and Nancy Dedman Chair in History, Southern Methodist University