Advisory Board

External Advisory Board

Liz Andrews

lizLiz Andrews is an artist, curator, museum professional, and leader who is dedicated to the arts and social justice. Liz currently serves as the Executive Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, the only museum in the nation dedicated to uplifting art by and about women of the African diaspora. She holds a B.A. in American Studies from Wesleyan University, a M.A. in Arts Politics from the NYU Tisch School of Arts, and a Ph.D in Cultural Studies from George Mason University.


Bea Gurwitz

mediumBeatrice Gurwitz is deputy director of the National Humanities Alliance, where she oversees the organization's events, member relations, and federal advocacy, while offering strategic vision on all major initiatives. She is the author of Argentine Jews in the Age of Revolt (Brill, 2016). Her writing has also appeared in Journal of Jewish Identities, Immigrants and Minorities, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley.


Rob Townsend

robRob Townsend is Director of Humanities, Arts, and Culture Programs at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and co-director (with Norman Bradburn) of the Humanities Indicators. Prior to the Academy, he spent 24 years at the American Historical Association as director of research and publications as well as deputy director. He is the author of one book and over 200 articles on various aspects of history, the humanities, and higher education.