The work of the 75 institutions participating in PhD Career Pathways has already provided valuable information about the careers of humanities PhD alumni and the career aspirations of humanities PhD students and informed positive programmatic changes at participating universities. The Humanities Coalition network is building on this work to enhance the knowledge base and suite of promising practices that better support preparation for diverse humanities careers.

Three cohorts were created and 16 institutions were selected based on proposed projects in the following areas: Preparing for Diverse Careers, Grant Writing and Securing Resources, and Building Professional Relationships

Preparing for Diverse Roles in Education

Cohort 1

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Grant Writing and Securing Resources

Cohort 2

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Building Professional Relationships

Cohort 3

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Humanities Coalition Advisory Committee Members

Carlos Alonso, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Vice President for Graduate Education at Columbia University

Antoinette BurtonDirector of the Humanities Research Institute at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign   

Susan CarvalhoDean, University of Alabama Graduate School
Associate Provost 

Joy ConnollyPresident of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Patricia EastonExecutive Vice President and Provost at Claremont Graduate University 

Stephen KiddExecutive Director of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA)

Jim GrossmanExecutive Director of the American Historical Association (AHA)

Paula KrebsExecutive Director of the Modern Language Association (MLA)

Preselfannie Whitfield McDanielsDean, Division of Graduate Studies at Jackson State University

Robert TownsendProgram Director for Humanities, Arts, and Culture at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS)

Maren WoodCEO and Director of the Center for Graduate Career Success at Beyond the Professoriate 

Read the Latest Career Pathways Research Brief

October 2022: Academic Professional Development for PhD Students in Selected Science Fields: Who is Participating?