Events

2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

Plan to join your colleagues in beautiful Boston for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings. Early Bird rates end June 29. Register today!

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Women's Mentoring Lunch
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AAR Workshop: Confronting Islamophobia

Register by July 30 for a workshop to equip scholars of religion to challenge anti-Muslim bigotry.

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Jack Fitzmier

Executive Director

Jack Fitzmier

E-mail: jfitzmier@aarweb.org
Tel: 1-404-727-3049
Fax: 1-404-727-7959

Jack Fitzmier serves as the Executive Director of the American Academy of Religion. His duties include coordination of the work of the AAR Executive Staff at the Luce Center in Atlanta, strategic planning, fundraising, programming, and public affairs.

Prior to his work at the AAR, he served as Professor of American Religious History, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dean at the Claremont School of Theology (1999–2005) and Associate Dean at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School (1989–1998). He attended the University of Pittsburgh (BS, 1973), Gordon Conwell Seminary (MDiv, summa cum laude, 1981) and Princeton University (MA, 1983; PhD, 1986). His scholarly interests are in the history of American religious thought from the Puritans through the mid-nineteenth century. He is the author of The Presbyterians (Greenwood, 1993, 1994, and 2004), with Professor Randall Balmer, and New England’s Moral Legislator: Timothy Dwight, 17521817 (Indiana University Press, 1999). Jack is an avid amateur astronomer, and when he is not attending to his AAR duties you can find him working on observing programs and astrophotography at his favorite dark sky site.

Jack and his wife, Martha, have two grown children—Dan, who is the Director of Forensics at Northwestern University’s School of Communication, and Kate, who is a sales representative for Eagle Optics Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin.

Announcement: AAR Looks to the Future: Search for New Executive Director as Jack Fitzmier's Tenure Comes to a Close