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Advisory Committees

Academe Advisory Board

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


Julie A. Cajigas (Communication)
University of Akron, 2022

James Davis (English)
brooklyn College, City University of New York, 2023

Jaskiran Dhillon (Global Studies)
The New School, 2024


Nicholas Fleisher (Linguistics)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2023


Tina Kelleher (English)
Towson University, 2024


Aaron Krall (English)
University of Illinois at Chicago, 2023


Caprice Lawless (English)
Front Range Community College, 2022


Jonathan Rees (History)
Colorado State University, Pueblo, 2022


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


Donna E. Young (Law)
Ryerson University, 2022

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.


Allison Buskirk-Cohen (Psychology)
Delaware Valley University, chair of the Committee on College and University Governance, 2023

Charles Toombs (Africana Studies)
San Diego State University, chair of the Committee on Academic Freedom, 2023

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, 2022

Meera Deo (Law)
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2023

Ellen Dichner (Labor Studies)
CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, 2024

Emily M. S. Houh (Law)
University of Cincinnati, 2023


Neal Hutchens (Education)

University of Mississippi School of Law, 2024


Jack Lerner (Law)

University of California, Irvine, 2023


Martha T. McCluskey (Law)
State University of New York at Buffalo, 2023


Maria L. Ontiveros (Law)
University of San Francisco, 2023


Geoffrey R. Stone (Law)
University of Chicago, 2023


Aaron Nisenson, staff

Edward Swidriski, staff