Vermont Humanities

Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

The Vermont Humanities Board of Directors meets quarterly.

Next meeting

  • August 17, 3:00 pm, at the Vermont Humanities office in Montpelier
Denise Bailey wearing silver metal glasses with a brown top and a black shirt

Denise Bailey

Denise Bailey of Montpelier is a member of the legal bar in Vermont, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, and operates a law office in Montpelier.

Poet Judith Chalmer

Judith Chalmer, Chair

Judith Chalmer of Burlington is the former director of VSA Vermont, recently re-named Inclusive Arts Vermont, a nonprofit focused on arts and disability.

Bev Colston

Beverly Belisle, Vice Chair

Beverly Belisle of Winooski is the director of the Mosaic Center for Students of Color (MCSC) at the University of Vermont.

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Joy Facos

Joy Facos of Montpelier is Principal at ESG Research Associates in Montpelier, where she works with investment professionals on incorporating sustainability into their investment decisions.

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Jinny Huh

Jinny Huh of Burlington is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Vermont, specializing in comparative race studies and detective fiction. She authored “The Arresting Eye: Race and the Anxiety of Detection.”

Poet Shanta Lee Gander standing against a brick wall

Shanta Lee

Shanta Lee of Brattleboro is an artist who works in different mediums and a public intellectual whose work has been featured in many publications, including her exploration of the poet Lucy Terry Prince.

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Adrienne Major, Secretary

Adrienne Major of Westminster West is professor of English at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, where she has worked for 27 years in varied capacities including chair of the English department and Academic Dean.

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Patricia Menduni

Patricia Menduni of Rutland has served as Community Liaison for Representative Peter Welch and spent ten years on Senator James Jeffords’ Rutland staff.

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Ron Miller

Ron Miller of Woodstock has been an educational scholar and activist, teacher, publisher and bookseller, community leader and philanthropist. He has authored several books, and has founded, published, or edited several magazines.

Morgan Moore

Morgan Moore, Treasurer

Morgan Moore of Barnet is the Director of Experiential Learning for Kingdom East School District. Previously, Morgan was the principal of Newbury Elementary School and taught middle school humanities in Burke, VT, and in Boston, MA.

Meg Ostrum

Meg Ostrum

Meg Ostrum of Montpelier is a consultant working with cultural organizations, public agencies, and artists throughout the country.

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Mary Otto

Mary Otto of Norwich is a retired high school English teacher and teacher consultant with a lifelong dedication to the humanities

Vera Longtoe Sheehan

Abenaki culture bearer, master artist, educator and activist Vera Longtoe Sheehan serves her community as director of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, a multi-arts services organization.

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Steve Stettler

Steve Stettler of Weston served as Producing Artistic Director of the Weston Playhouse, Vermont’s oldest professional theatre, from 1988 to 2018.

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Randall Szott

Randall Szott of Montpelier is an Economic Development Specialist for the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development.

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Luis Vivanco

Luis Vivanco of Burlington is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont, and Director of the UVM Humanities Center.

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Yasmine Ziesler

Yasmine Ziesler of Montpelier is chief academic officer for the Vermont State Colleges system.

Vermont Humanities*** November 30, 2014