Stephen J. Sfekas, Chair (chosen by Council), 2017

Appointed by Governor: Rhonda Dallas; Mary L. Hastler; Ronald L. (Pete) Lesher.

Appointed by Council to 3-year terms: Diedre L. Badejo, Ph.D.; Barbara B. Clapp; Elizabeth Cromwell; Michael S. Glaser, Ph.D.; Nancy Rogers, Ph.D.; Keith T. P. Stone; David W. Wise. Terms expire 2017.

Albert L. Feldstein; Mary Kay Finan; Lisa Jablanover; Tiffany McGhee; Sally J. Miller; Adrianne Noe, Ph.D.; Lindsay J. Thompson, Ph.D.; Joseph S. Wood, Ph.D. Terms expire 2018.

Allyson Black; Elizabeth Cannon; James Cornelsen; Sylvia B. Golombeck, Ph.D.; Maarten L. Pereboom, Ph.D.; Cynthia A. Raposo, Esq. Terms expire 2019.

Phoebe Stein, Executive Director

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In 1974, the Maryland Humanities Council formed as the Maryland Committee for the Humanities and Public Policy in response to the federal law creating the National Endowment for the Humanities (P.L. 89-209). In 1983, it reformed under its present name.

The Council is a private, nonprofit Maryland corporation. It is funded by the federal government, the Maryland Historical Trust, and by foundations, corporations, and individuals.

An independent 501 (c) (3) organization, the Council is the Maryland statewide programming arm of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The humanities include archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; history; jurisprudence; literature; philosophy; and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts, and related social sciences.

The Council encourages public dialogue that interprets human experience, promotes cross-cultural understanding, explores human values, strengthens community, and connects people to the wider world. Council programs, both staff-initiated and grant-supported, help provide a bridge between the academic community and the general public.

The Governor appoints up to six of the Council's twenty-four volunteer members.

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