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
Rutgers University, 2018

Martin Kich (English)
Wright State University, 2018


Christopher Newfield (English)
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2020


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

Michael DeCesare (Sociology)
Merrimack College, 2020

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

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


Theresa Chmara, Esq.,
Washington, DC, 2020


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


Amy Gajda (Law),
Tulane University, 2018


Emily M. S. Houh (Law),
University of Cincinnati, 2020


Neal Hutchens (Education),
Pennsylvania State University, 2018


Osamudia James (Law),
University of Miami, 2020


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


Peter Lee (Law),
University of California, Davis, 2020


Jack Lerner (Law),
University of California, Irvine, 2020


Martha T. McCluskey (Law),
State University of New York at Buffalo, 2020


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


Steve Sanders (Law),
Indiana University, 2020


Nancy Long, staff
Aaron Nisenson, staff