2022-2023 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

Erika Lee* headshot
Erika Lee*
OAH President
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
Anthea M. Hartig* headshot
Anthea M. Hartig*
OAH President-Elect
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 Vice President
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
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

George J. Sánchez * headshot
George J. Sánchez *
OAH President (2020-2021)
Term on OAH Executive Board expires April 2023
Professor of History, American Studies & Ethnicity
Director, USC Center for Diversity and Democracy
University of Southern California
Long Beach, CA
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

Executive Board Members

Susan Sleeper-Smith headshot
Susan Sleeper-Smith
Term expires April 2023
Professor, Department of History
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Brenda E. Stevenson headshot
Brenda E. Stevenson
Term expires April 2023
Nickoll Family Endowed Professor
Department of History
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Mike Williams headshot
Mike Williams
Term expires April 2023
Education Projects Manager
National Humanities Center
Research Triangle Park, NC
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

Image credit: Beowulf Sheehan

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

Executive Board Standing Committee for Finance
Susan Sleeper-Smith, Chair
Catherine Allgor
Karen Miller
Executive Board Standing Committee for Operations
Mike Williams, Chair
Joanne B. Freeman
Cynthia Orozco

Executive Board Standing Committee for Publications
Brenda E. Stevenson, Chair
Ashley D. Farmer
Eric Fure-Slocum

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