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Gale Peterson, Director of the Ohio Humanities Council

Ohio’s Gale Peterson

Gale Peterson’s plan to teach high school history had one fatal flaw. Not his B.S. in History and Government from Iowa State University.

Ken Sullivan, Executive Director of West Virginia Humanities Council

West Virginia's Ken Sullivan

Ken Sullivan stresses the role of the Civil War in the formation of his state.

Julie Mulvihill, Executive Director of the Kansas Humanities Council

Kansas's Julie Mulvihill

Kansas's Julie Mulvihill travels the state stumping for the humanities.

Jamil Zainaldin

Georgia’s Jamil Zainaldin

Through Georgia's online encyclopedia, Jamil Zainaldin helps disseminate the state's historical gems.

Dena Wortzel, Executive Director of Wisconsin Humanities Council

Wisconsin’s Dena Wortzel

Dena Wortzel finds common ground between rural and urban communities.

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North Carolina’s Shelley Crisp

Poet Shelley Crisp brings her passion for place to North Carolina.

Peter Gilbert, director of the Vermont Humanities Council

Vermont's Peter Gilbert

Peter Gilbert recruits top scholars to Vermont's monthly gatherings.

Gregory W. Kimura

Alaska’s Gregory W. Kimura

Gregory W. Kimura bridges urban and rural worldviews with humanities programming.

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Maryland’s Phoebe Stein Davis

Phoebe Stein Davis is determined to make the humanities relevant.

Erik Jorgensen, executive director of the Maine Humanities Council

Maine’s Erik Jorgensen

Erik Jorgensen, captain of the Maine Humanities Council.