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Executive Function

Deborah Watrous

Executive Function with Deborah Watrous

New Hampshire's humanities council takes its state's affinity for civic engagement into account in devising its public programming.

Laurie Zierer

Executive Function with Laurie Zierer

Pennsylvania Humanities Council director Laurie Zierer works to close achievement gaps through reading, collaboration, and storytelling.

Photo of Shannon Smith, executive director of Wyoming Humanities.

Executive Function with Shannon Smith

The state humanities council in Wyoming helps people Think WY.

Alabama's Armand DeKeyser

Alabama’s Armand DeKeyser

A former U.S. Senate chief of staff makes the humanities accessible.

Brenna Daugherty Gerhardt

North Dakota’s Brenna Daugherty Gerhardt

Looking to be a game changer.

Briann Greenfield

Briann Greenfield of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities

She takes a public historian's view of the world.

Adam Davis

Adam Davis of Oregon Humanities

Head of OH plants seeds for discussion, not consensus.

Nina Kemppel

Nina Kemppel Came Home to Lead Alaska Humanities Forum

The humanities have a big impact on Alaskan life.

Hayden Anderson

Maine’s Hayden Anderson Blends Practicality and Idealism to Advance the Humanities

From blueberry pies to veteran reading programs, Hayden Anderson applies purity of thinking.

Chris Sommerich, right, and Warren Brown

Chris Sommerich of Humanities Nebraska Is Taking an Unconventional Approach to Programming

Executive director works for long-term stability to bring the humanities to all Nebraskans