Service Committees

Journal of American History Editorial Board

The board advises the editor of the Journal of American History.

  • William Bauer
  • Geraldo Luján Cadava
  • Miroslava Chávez-García
  • Beth English, Executive Director, ex officio
  • Hilary Green
  • Kali Nicole Gross
  • Jane H. Hong
  • Brian Luskey
  • Alan McPherson
  • Kevin Mumford
  • Traci Parker
  • LaKisha M. Simmons
  • Kirsten Swinth
  • Jessica Wang
  • Serena Zabin

The American Historian Editorial Board

The board advises the editor of The American Historian.

  • Daniel Gorman
  • Willie J. Griffin
  • Deanda Johnson
  • Jeffrey W. McClurken
  • Sonya Ramsey
  • Shirley Wajda
  • Beth English, ex officio
  • Elisabeth Marsh, ex officio
  • Jonathan Warner, ex officio

Conference on American History Local Resource Committee

The Local Resource Committee consults with the conference department to arrange tours, offsite sessions, and special events and assists with promotion of the conference through the website and local media outlets. The Local Resource Committee also assists the Program Committee with soliciting sessions that will interest local historians and the public.

  • 2023 OAH Conference on American History: Los Angeles, CA
  • Stephen Aron, Co-chair
  • George J. Sánchez, Co-chair
  • Bill Deverell
  • Regina Freer
  • Jane H. Hong
  • David Igler
  • Valerie Jiménez
  • Jessica Kim
  • Hajni Selby, Staff Liaison
  • 2024 OAH Conference on American History: New Orleans, LA
  • Theodore S. Gonzalvez, Co-chair
  • Liz Skilton, Co-chair
  • Melissa Daggett
  • Clare M. Daniel
  • Randy Gonzales
  • Jacquelyne Thoni Howard
  • Greg Lambousy
  • Alanah Odoms
  • Miranda Restovic
  • Hajni Selby, Staff Liaison

Conference on American History Program Committee

The committee is responsible for the program of the annual conference and such other related activities as the president may designate. The committee works closely with the conference staff of the executive office which is responsible for ensuring that professional sessions for graduate students and other constituency groups are included in each program.

  • 2023 Conference on American History: Los Angeles, CA
  • Keisha N. Blain, Co-chair
  • Geraldo Luján Cadava, Co-chair
  • Kelly Lytle Hernández, Co-chair
  • Kathleen Belew
  • Tsekani Browne
  • Julio Capó, Jr.
  • Carly Goodman
  • Monica Muñoz Martínez
  • Jean O'Brien-Kehoe
  • Carl Suddler
  • Hajni Selby, Staff Liaison
  • 2024 Conference on American History: New Orleans, LA
  • Caroline Cortina, Co-Chair
  • Kathleen Franz, Co-Chair
  • Sam Vong, Co-Chair
  • Robert Caldwell
  • Mandy Chalou
  • Tiffany González
  • Theresa Jach
  • Robin Muhammad
  • Katherine Ott
  • Virginia Scharff
  • Josh Sides
  • Felicity Turner
  • Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
  • Serena Zabin

Committee on Academic Freedom

The mandate of the committee is to investigate reports of repressive measures having an impact on historians' teaching, research, employment, and freedom of expression, and to report its findings to the officers and members of the OAH in ways it found most useful and appropriate. The committee refers its findings and recommendations to the executive board for any actions the board might deem appropriate.

  • Suzanna Krivulskaya, Co-chair
  • Eric Rauchway, Co-chair
  • Laura Briggs
  • Jennifer K. Kerns
  • Leigh Soares
  • David W. Blight, Executive Board Liaison
  • Cynthia Yaudes, Staff Liaison

Committee on Community Colleges

The committee's purpose is to increase the membership and participation of community college historians and to integrate them into the organization. The committee addresses the professional issues and concerns that relate specifically to historians in two-year institutions and provides venues for community college historians to present their original work.

  • Tracy Davis, Chair
  • Tomas R. Bennett
  • Marjorie Brown
  • Todd M. Bryda
  • Linda Coslett
  • Gregory M. Havrilcsak
  • Meredith May
  • Steven Moreno-Terrill
  • George J. Sánchez, Executive Board Liaison
  • Kevin Marsh, Staff Liaison

Committee on Disability and Disability History

The committee engages with all professional issues relevant to historians with disabilities and also promotes the study, teaching, and preservation of disability histories.

  • Michael Rembis, Chair
  • Rabia Belt
  • Kathleen Brian, ex officio
  • Ryan Lee Cartwright
  • Laurel Daen
  • Leah E. Hagedorn
  • Leslie J. Reagan
  • Karen Miller, Executive Board Liaison
  • Jonathan D. Warner, Staff Liaison

Committee on Marketing and Communications

The committee is responsible for supporting and advising the marketing and communications goals of the OAH, as well as any related activities that the leadership may designate. The committee works closely with the staff of the executive office, to promote scholarship and collaboration within the American historians' community and beyond.

  • Nora Slonimsky, Chair
  • Lora Burnett
  • Charlene J. Fletcher
  • Tiffany González
  • Carly Goodman
  • Spencer W. McBride
  • Amanda B. Moniz
  • Christopher Brick, ex officio
  • Kariann Akemi Yokota, ex officio
  • Beth English, Executive Board Liaison
  • Elisabeth Marsh, Staff Liaison

Graduate Student Committee

The committee works with existing OAH committees to serve the graduate student community and co-sponsor relevant panels and workshops at the annual conference and year-round in virtual sessions. An important role of the graduate committee is to regularly survey graduate student membership as well as sponsor additional graduate student caucus meetings to continue to listen for new ideas for programming and new ways to facilitate active membership in the OAH by the wide array of graduate students studying American history.

  • Gavin Frome, Chair
  • Julia Brown-Bernstein
  • Andrew Gerstenberger
  • Daniel Gorman, Jr.
  • Pablo Pantoja
  • Siobhan Quinn
  • Brigid Wallace
  • Alan Wierdak
  • George J. Sánchez, Executive Board Liaison
  • Elisabeth Marsh, Staff Liaison

International Committee

The committee assists in carrying out the commitment of the organization to international perspectives, collaborations, exchanges, and members.

  • Elliott Young, Chair
  • Anne-Marie Angelo
  • Alvita Akiboh
  • Dirk Bönker
  • Christopher Capozzola
  • Emma Hart
  • Gretchen Heefner
  • Alaina Morgan
  • Rachel Nolan
  • Chantel Rodriguez
  • Georg M. Schild, ex officio
  • Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson, ex officio
  • Erika Lee, Executive Board Liaison
  • Stephen D. Andrews, Staff Liaison

China Residencies Subcommittee

  • Program on hiatus.

Germany Residencies Subcommittee

  • Georg Schild, ex officio, Chair
  • Dirk Bönker
  • Christopher Capozzola

OAH-Japanese Association for American Studies Japan Historians' Collaborative Committee

The OAH and the JAAS, with the generous support of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, select two U.S. historians to spend two weeks at Japanese universities giving lectures, seminars, and advising students and researchers interested in American history, and participating in the life of the host institution. It is part of an exchange program that also brings Japanese graduate students to the OAH Conference on American History.

  • Glenn T. Eskew, OAH Chair
  • Yoko Tsukuda, JAAS Chair
  • Madeline Y. Hsu
  • Lon Kurashige
  • Yuki Oda
  • Derek Taira
  • Shuichi Takebayashi
  • Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
  • Philip J. Deloria, Executive Board Liaison
  • Beth English, Staff Liaison

Membership Committee

The committee generates ideas for new membership benefits, programming, and outreach to expand the membership of the OAH; serve as a sounding board for proposed membership marketing, benefit changes, and programming ideas proposed by the business office; when nearby, represent the OAH at history events/conferences such as the Western History Association annual meeting, the NCPH annual meeting, the Military History annual meeting, etc., as well as other national, regional, and local history events; and conduct individual and group membership outreach among peers.

  • Sarah E. Gardner, Chair
  • Judith Allen
  • Sandra D. Harvey
  • Jennifer Holland
  • Valerie P. Jiménez
  • Michael T. M. McCoyer
  • Rachel Barrett Martin
  • Alina R. Méndez
  • Hilary Miller
  • Nicole Ribianszky
  • Susan Sleeper-Smith, Executive Board Liaison
  • Elisabeth Marsh, Staff Liaison

Committee on National Park Service Collaboration

The committee assists with the cooperative agreement between OAH and the National Park Service, by consulting on the selection of projects and project participants, advising the Executive Board and OAH staff on NPS issues, and advocating for NPS within the organization.

  • James J. Broomall, Chair
  • Janet R. Bednarek
  • Elaine Jackson-Retondo
  • Sarah Leavitt
  • Dennis A. Vasquez
  • Kimberly Alexander, Chair, OAH Committee on Public History, ex officio
  • Turkiya Lowe, NPS Chief Historian, ex officio
  • Brenda E. Stevenson, Executive Board Liaison
  • Paul Zwirecki, Staff Liaison

Committee on Part-Time, Adjunct, and Contingent Employment (CPACE)

The committee's purpose is to monitor employment conditions and professional opportunities, recommend programs, services and best employment practices or guidelines, and advocate for Non-Tenure Track members of the history profession.

  • Dorothee Schneider, Co-chair
  • Lance C. Thurner, Co-chair
  • James R. Barrett
  • Janine Giordano Drake
  • Trevor Griffey
  • Carol Quirke
  • Eric Schuster
  • Eva-Maria Swidler
  • Beth English, Executive Board Liaison and Staff Liaison

Committee on Public History

The committee maintains liaison with public history organizations and institutions, including those in both public and private sectors and persons in the field of public history, and generates such proposals relating to OAH policy and program as seem suitable to its membership.

  • Kimberly Alexander, Chair
  • Brandi Burns
  • Ellen R. Cohn
  • Wayne Coleman
  • Sojin Kim
  • Stephen Vider
  • Mike Williams, Executive Board Liaison
  • Paul Zwirecki, Staff Liaison

Committee on the Status of African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and Native American (ALANA) Historians and ALANA Histories

The committee considers all professional issues bearing upon ALANA historians in the historical profession as well as the study of ALANA histories.

  • Françoise Hamlin, Chair
  • Kami Fletcher
  • Irvin Ibargüen
  • Erika Pérez
  • Abigail Rosas
  • Derek Taira
  • Cynthia Orozco, Executive Board Liaison
  • Kristy Taylor, Staff Liaison

Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Historians and Histories

The committee considers all professional issues bearing upon LGBTQ historians in the historical profession as well as the study of LGBTQ histories.

  • Cookie Woolner, Co-chair
  • Evelyn Schlatter, Co-chair
  • Ernesto Chávez
  • Anthony Mora
  • Kevin Quin
  • Don Romesburg
  • Anthea M. Hartig, Executive Board Liaison
  • Andrew C. Cooper, Staff Liaison

Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession

The committee considers all professional concerns bearing upon women in the historical profession.

  • Cherisse Jones-Branch, Chair
  • Teagan Dreyer
  • Cynthia Greenlee
  • Tera W. Hunter
  • Mary Ann Irwin
  • Rosina Lozano
  • Sydney-Paige Patterson
  • Stacie Taranto
  • Ashley D. Farmer, Executive Board Liaison
  • Beth Marsh, Staff Liaison

Committee on Teaching

The committee works to improve the teaching and understanding of history at all levels of training and in diverse venues.

  • Natalie Mendoza, Chair
  • Veronica Savory McComb
  • Daniel S. Murphree
  • Hannah Page
  • Kevin B. Sheets
  • David Thomas
  • Eric Fure-Slocum, Executive Board Liaison
  • Stephen D. Andrews, Staff Liaison