Advisory Committees

Academe Advisory Board

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


Aaron Barlow (English)
City University of New York, New York City College of Technology, editor, 2018


Michael F. Bérubé (English)
Pennsylvania State University, 2018


Juan González
New York Daily News and Democracy Now!, 2018

Martin Kich (English)
Wright State University, 2018


Christopher Newfield (English)
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2017


Laura Secor
New York, NY, 2018


Gwendolyn Bradley, staff
Michael Ferguson, staff


Bulletin of the AAUP Advisory Board

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


Aaron Barlow (English),
City University of New York New York City College of Technology, 2018

Henry Reichman (History),
California State University, East Bay, 2018

Deanna D. Wood (Library),
University of New Hampshire, 2017

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, 2018

Joan E. Bertin (Public Health),
Columbia University, 2018

Alan E. Brownstein (Law),
University of California, Davis, 2018


James J. Brudney (Law),
Ohio State University, 2017


Theresa Chmara, Esq.,
Washington, DC, 2017


Catherine Fisk (Law),
University of California, Irvine, 2018


Amy Gajda (Law),
Tulane University, 2018


Neal Hutchens (Education),
Pennsylvania State University, 2018


Osamudia James (Law),
University of Miami, 2017


Jay P. Kesan (Law),
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018


Peter Lee (Law),
University of California, Davis, 2017


Deborah C. Malamud (Law),
New York University, 2017


Martha McCluskey (Law),
State University of New York at Buffalo, 2017


R. Anthony Reese (Law),
University of California, Irvine, 2018


Steve Sanders (Law),
Indiana University, 2017


Steven H. Shiffrin (Law),
Cornell University, 2017


Aaron Nisenson, staff

Nancy Long, staff