Current Board Members

Rene Paddags Chair 
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ashland College
Ashland, OH 44805
Gary Kelly 
Consultant and Attorney
305 Madison Avenue 
New York, NY 10165
Dale Larson Vice Chair/Treasurer
Vice-President Business and Finance/CFO
Dallas Theological Seminary
Dallas, TX 75204
Terry Croy Lewis
Executive Director
Colorado Charter School Institute
Denver, CO 80202
Joshua HochschildSecretary
Professor of Philosophy
Mount St. Mary’s University
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Robert Maranto
Endowed Chair, Dept. of Education Reform
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Stephen Balch
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409 
Karl Schumann
Principal
Plowshare Solutions
Front Royal, VA 22630
Geoffrey Baum
Executive Director
Michelson Philanthropy
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Robert Manzer
President  
American Academy for Liberal Education
Washington, DC 20016
Ted Eismeier
Vice President
Whiteboard Advisors
Washington, DC 20007
Amy Richards (ex-officio)
Chair, Council of Scholars
American Academy for Liberal Education
Washington, DC 20016
Kathryn Hougham 
Program Associate
Philanthropy Roundtable
Washington, DC 20036
Mary Ann Powers (ex-officio) 
Executive Director 
American Academy for Liberal Education
Washington, DC 20016
Peter Keith
Partner
Gallagher Evelius and Jones LLP
Baltimore, MD 21201