2023-2024 OAH Executive Board

The OAH Executive Board comprises the OAH officers, former presidents who continue to serve for two years immediately succeeding their presidency, and nine elected members. An asterisk (*) denotes members of the OAH Executive Committee, which is composed of the officers of the OAH, and the immediate past president.

Officers of the OAH

Anthea M. Hartig* headshot
Anthea M. Hartig*
OAH President
Term on the OAH Executive Board expires April 2026
Elizabeth MacMillan Director
National Museum of American History
Washington, DC
David W. Blight* headshot
David W. Blight*
OAH President-Elect
Term on OAH Executive Board expires April 2027
Sterling Professor of American History
Director, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance
and Abolition
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Annette Gordon-Reed headshot
Annette Gordon-Reed
OAH Vice President
Term on OAH Executive Board expires April 2028
Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History
Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Jay S. Goodgold * headshot
Jay S. Goodgold *
OAH Treasurer
Independent Investor
Chicago, IL
Beth English * headshot
Beth English *
OAH Executive Director (nonvoting member)
Bloomington, IN
Stephen Douglas Andrews* headshot
Stephen Douglas Andrews*
OAH Interim Executive Editor (nonvoting member)
Interim Editor, Journal of American History
Bloomington, IN

Past Presidents

Philip J. Deloria* headshot
Philip J. Deloria*
OAH President (2021-2022)
Term on OAH Executive Board expires April 2024
Professor of History
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Erika Lee* headshot
Erika Lee*
OAH President (2022-2023)
Term on OAH Executive Board expires April 2025
Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies
Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History
Director, Immigration History Research Center
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Catherine Allgor headshot
Catherine Allgor
Term expires April 2024
President, Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Ashley D. Farmer headshot
Ashley D. Farmer
Term expires April 2024
Associate Professor
History and African & African Diaspora Studies
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Joanne B. Freeman headshot

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Joanne B. Freeman
Term expires April 2024
Class of 1954 Professor of History and American Studies
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Eric Fure-Slocum headshot
Eric Fure-Slocum
Term expires April 2025
Visiting Associate Professor
History, St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN
Karen Miller headshot
Karen Miller
Term expires April 2025
Professor of History
Social Science Department
LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
New York, NY
Cynthia E. Orozco headshot
Cynthia E. Orozco
Term expires April 2025
Professor, History & Humanities
Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso
Ruidoso, NM
Margot Canaday headshot
Margot Canaday
Term expires April 2026
Professor of History
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Michael Innis-Jimenez headshot
Michael Innis-Jimenez
Term expires April 2026
Professor of American Studies
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Moon-Ho Jung headshot
Moon-Ho Jung
Term expires April 2026
Professor of History
University of Washington
Seattle, WA


The OAH Executive Board composition is updated each year after the annual conference.