Directors & Staff

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities recently welcomed Dr. Michele Tracy Berger as director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the Eric and Jane Nord Family Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. As a scholar, educator, creative entrepreneur and artist, Dr. Berger has been an advocate and champion of the arts and humanities, especially within the field of women’s and gender studies. Moreover, her core commitments have been to facilitate work that centers the value of interdisciplinarity and intersectionality in asking transformative questions, solving problems and promoting equity. 

Past Directors

Daniel Goldmark, Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Initiatives and International Affairs, Interim Director, 2021-2023

Peter Knox, CWRU Director, 2014-2021

John Orlock, Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor of Humanities, Interim Director, 2010-2014

Anne Helmreich, Senior Programming Officer, The Getty Foundation Director, 2007-2010, Associate Director, 2004-2007.

Timothy Beal, Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, CWRU Director, 2004-2007, Associate Director, 2002-2004

Tom Bishop, The University of Auckland, Founding Director, 1996-2004.

Marie Lathers, Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Professor of Humanities and French, CWRU Associate Director.

Catherine Scallen, Associate Professor of Art History, CWRU Associate Director.

Angela Wollacott, The Macquarie University, Sydney Associate Director.