The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation

Joseph Meisel


Director, Howard Foundation

Joseph Meisel is the Joukowsky Family University Librarian and Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Brown University.  Previously, he served as Brown's Deputy Provost.  Before coming to Brown, he was 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.  


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Edward Goll

Program Coordinator


Board of Administration

Peter Szendy, David Herlihy Universtiy Professor of Comparative Literature; Brown University

Keisha Blain, Professor of Africana Studies and Professor of History, Brown Univeristy 

Joseph Rovan, Professor of Music; Brown University

Daniel Kim, Professor of English and Professor of American Studies; Brown University

Thomas Lewis, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Religious Studies; Brown University


Howard Foundation Board of Trustees

William W. Kenyon, Chairman

Jane G. Gurzenda

Arthur H. Parker

Karen Binder

Walter G. Kenyon