Board of Directors

The Board of Directors governs the AAR. While meeting its legal fiduciary obligations, the Board concerns itself with strategic direction of the AAR through strategic planning, policy development, assessment, and advocacy.

PositionFull NameCompany
PresidentMarla FrederickEmory University20
President-ElectMayra RiveraHarvard University21
Vice PresidentAmir HussainLoyola Marymount University25
SecretaryLaurel C. SchneiderVanderbilt University40
TreasurerRandall StyersUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill45
At-Large DirectorStacey Floyd-ThomasVanderbilt University50
Contingent Faculty DirectorNicole KirkMeadville Lombard Theological School55
Program Unit DirectorWhitney BaumanFlorida International University60
Regions DirectorBrian K. PenningtonElon University65
Status Committee DirectorZayn KassamPomona College70
Student DirectorAarti PatelSyracuse University76
AAR Executive DirectorAlice HuntAmerican Academy of Religion77