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Rachel A. Batch, Widener University (2019-2020)

Vice President

David Witwer, Penn State - Harrisburg (2019-2020)

Recording Secretary

Ed Slavishak, Susquehanna University (2019) (*)


Tina Hyduke, Penn State Federal (2018-2019)

Business Secretary

Sarah Piccini, Lackawanna Historical Society (2019-2024)

Past President

Allen Dieterich-Ward, Shippensburg University (2019-2020)

Social Media and Web Editor

Jacob R. Wolff (2019-)


Editor, Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies

Linda Ries (2014-)

Co-Editors, Pennsylvania History Series

Allen Dieterich-Ward, Shippensburg University (2015-)
Beverly Tomek, University of Houston at Victoria (2015-)

Council Members

Class of 2019

Paul D. Newman, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (*)
Brian Alnutt, Northampton Community College (1)
Carla Mulford, Penn State University (1)
Anne Verplanck, Penn State University, Harrisburg (1)
Matthew Smalarz, Manor College (*)

Class of 2020

Kenneth Heineman, Angelo State University (1)
Elizabeth Ricketts, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2)
Kate Lukaszewicz, Sewickley Academy (1)
Silas Chamberlin, Downtown, Inc. (1)
Richard Burkert, PA Museums (2)

Class of 2021

Sarah Piccini, Lackawanna Historical Society (2)
Laurie A. Rofini, Chester County Archives (2)
Benjamin Scharff, Mercyhurst University (2)
Karol Weaver, Susquehanna University (1)
Adam Bentz, York County History Center (1)

Institutional Representatives to Council

Richard Burkert, PA Museums
Curt Miner, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
  • * - Filling unexpired term
  • 1 - First three-year term
  • 2 - Second three-year term