The National Association of Scholars is pleased to announce four nominations for our Board of Directors. They are each being nominated for four year terms, beginning January 1, 2024. The nominees will be voted on at a virtual membership meeting in June, with the date soon to be announced. At this meeting, nominees may also be made from the floor if that nominee has the support of 300 or more members.
The nominees are:
Dr. Elizabeth Weiss, Professor of Anthropology at San Jose State University. She received her BA in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, her MA in anthropology from California State University, Sacramento, and her PhD in environmental dynamics from the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Joshua Katz, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He previously taught at Princeton where he was Cotsen Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics, and a faculty associate of the James Madison Program. Dr. Katz holds a BA in linguistics from Yale, an MPhil from the University of Oxford, and a PhD from Harvard.
Mr. Adam Kissel, Visiting Fellow in Higher Education Reform at the Heritage Foundation and Senior Fellow at the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy. Adam previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education, and he has held senior roles at the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression and the Philanthropy Roundtable. He received his BA in English and American Literature from Harvard and his MA at the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Alexander Riley, Professor of Sociology at Bucknell University and Senior Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization. Professor Riley earned his Ph. D. from the University of California, San Diego. In 2013-14, he received a Fulbright Scholar Award from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and the Franco-American Commission to do archival research in France related to the biographies and work of a group of 20th century French intellectuals including Michel Leiris and Roger Caillois.