Academic Departments and Chairs 2014-2015

American Studies

Chair: Robert Hayashi 
Academic Department Coordinator: Karen Graves
413-542-2246

Anthropology and Sociology

Chair: Jerry Himmelstein 
Academic Department Coordinator: Karen Graves
413-542-2193

Architectural Studies

How to Pick a Leader

By Charles R. Longsworth ’51

In June, one member of the 20-person Amherst Board of Trustees will succeed Jide Zeitlin ’85 as the group’s chair. How will this new leader be chosen?

The Trustees of Amherst College (more informally known as “the board”) are responsible for assuring that the college retains a qualified president, faculty and staff; gathers and manages resources needed to fulfill its mission; and is prudent and law-abiding. Six trustees are elected by the alumni body and 14 by the board.