The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation


Joseph Meisel

Director Howard Foundation

Joseph Meisel is Deputy Provost at Brown University.  Previously (1999-2010), he served as Program Officer for Research Universities and Humanistic Scholarship at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where he was centrally engaged in developing and managing fellowships and other programs to support scholars at all career stages.  He holds AB and PhD degrees in history from Columbia University, and is the author or co-author of three books and numerous articles on the political culture of modern Britain.



Edward Goll

Administrative Coordinator


Board of Administration

Andrew Campbell, Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Medical Science; Brown University

Sheila Bonde, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Chair of History of Art and Architecture, Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World; Brown University

Kenneth Sacks, Professor of History, Professor of Classics; Brown University

Massimo Riva, Professor of Italian Studies; Affiliated Professor, Modern Culture and Media; Brown University

Wendy Edwards, Professor of Visual Art; Brown University


Howard Foundation Board of Trustees

William W. Kenyon, Chairman

Jane G. Gurzenda

Arthur H. Parker

Karen Binder

Walter G. Kenyon