Advisory Committees

Academe Advisory Board

Advises on columns, features, design, and other matters regarding the Association's magazine, Academe.


Jaskiran Dhillon (Global Studies)
The New School, 2024


François Furstenberg (History)

Johns Hopkins University, 2026


Shawn Gilmore (English)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2026


Afshan Jafar (Sociology)
Connecticut College, 2025


Rana Jaleel (Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies)

University of California, Davis, 2025


Tina Kelleher (English)
Towson University, 2024


Jonathan Rees (History)
Colorado State University, Pueblo, 2025


Henry Reichman (History)
California State University, East Bay, 2024


Jennifer Ruth (Film Studies)

Portland State University, 2025


Michael Ferguson, staff

Kelly Hand, staff


Bulletin of the AAUP Advisory Board

Advises on content, design, and other matters regarding the Bulletin, the Association's journal of record.


Afshan Jafar (Sociology)
Connecticut College, chair of the Committee on College and University Governance, 2026

Nicholas Fleisher (Linguistics)
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, chair of the Committee on Academic Freedom, 2026

Michael Ferguson, staff

Gregory F. Scholtz, staff

Litigation Committee

Serves as a legal advisory board for the Association’s office of staff counsel and general counsel. Provides expertise in such matters as employment law, education law, the First Amendment, intellectual property, labor law, and civil liberties. Individual committee members may serve as consultants on AAUP amicus briefs that fall within their specific areas of expertise. While the committee provides advice on whether or not the AAUP should file an amicus brief in a particular case, the final decision to file is made jointly by the president, general counsel, and general secretary.


Risa L. Lieberwitz (Law)
Cornell University, chair, 2024

Meera E. Deo (Law)
Southwestern Law School, 2026

Ellen Dichner (Labor Studies)
City of New York School of Labor and Urban Studies, 2024

Emily M. S. Houh (Law)
University of Cincinnati, 2026


Neal Hutchens (Law/Higher Education)

University of Kentucky, 2024


Jack I. Lerner (Law)

University of California, Irvine, 2026


Geoffrey R. Stone (Law)
University of Chicago, 2026


Aaron Nisenson, staff

Edward Swidriski, staff