Corridor Leadership and Advisory Board


Vivian M. May · Director of the Humanities Center and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University

Paul Fleming · L. Sanford and Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities, Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities; Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University

Peter Christensen · Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director of the Humanities Center; Director, Andrew W. Mellon Program in the Digital Humanities; Arthur Satz Professor of the Humanities, Department of Art and Art History, University of Rochester


VACANT · Program Manager, Central New York Humanities Corridor, Syracuse University

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Advisory Board

As the Corridor continues to flourish and expand its reach, the Board plays an important consultative role in terms of the consortium’s administrative structure and operations. At the annual meeting, Board members receive reports on the previous year’s activities, programs, and budgets, learn about key trends and issues, and share insights around the table. Keeping in mind the Corridor’s history and its continued success and sustainability, the Board provides input to the Directors on a variety of matters, including programmatic initiatives as well as budgetary and policy issues.


Syracuse University, Cornell University, and the University of Rochester, the Corridor’s founding (and endowment) campuses, are represented by the Directors of their respective humanities centers and two additional members. Other active, engaged partner institutions may also have representation, in addition to any ex-officio and administrative member(s). Representatives are invited to serve three-year terms. Diversity, interdisciplinarity, campus role, and direct experience with successfully organizing Working Group activities are some of the criteria taken into account for Board appointment.

Advisory Board Members for 2022-2023

Previous Advisory Boards