Governing Board and Officers

ACTC is a membership driven professional association concerned with the improvement of liberal education through the use of core texts. Membership is open to all who have an interest in liberal education and is determined before each annual meeting to be those who have paid their annual contributory dues on or before the opening of the annual conference. Corporate, institutional membership is also available, determined by the contribution of an institution to ACTC on or before the annual conference.

Each member is entitled to vote on each matter submitted to the membership during its annual business meeting or through a specially called election. A corporate member may designate one representative to vote in all membership meetings and specially called elections. No person may exercise two votes.

Members are called upon to vote for both the Advisory Board representatives and the Officers of ACTC. Nominations to the Board may come from the membership or the Advisory Board. The Officers are President, Executive Director, Associate Director, and Treasurer.

ACTC Advisory Board

  • Scott Ashmon, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education, Concordia University--Irvine
  • M. Kathleen Burk, Executive Director, ACTC and ACTC Liberal Arts Institute at the University of Dallas
  • Brent Cejda, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska
  • Emma Cohen de Lara, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam
  • Daniel Cullen, Professor of Political Science, Rhodes College
  • David DiMattio, Executive Dean, Miami Dade College
  • Molly McGrath, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Assumption College
  • Richard Kamber, Professor of Philosophy, College of New Jersey, President of ACTC
  • Joseph Knippenberg, Professor of Politics, Oglethorpe Universit
  • Dale Larson, Director of Finance, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Page Laws, Dean, Honors College Emerita, Norfolk State University
  • Mei Yee Leung, Director of University General Education, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Wilfred McClay, Libby¬†Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty,¬†Oklahoma University
  • Roosevelt Montas, Director of the Center for the Core Curriculum, Columbia University
  • Joshua Parens, Professor of Philosophy and Politics, University of Dallas
  • Jane Kelley Rodeheffer, Fletcher Jones Chair of Great Books, Pepperdine University
  • Charlotte Thomas, Co-Director of McDonald Center for America's Founding Principles, Mercer University
  • Norma Thompson, Associate Director, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University

ACTC Officers

  • Joshua Parens, Dean, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, University of Dallas, President of ACTC
  • M. Kathleen Burk, Executive Director, ACTC and ACTC Liberal Arts Institute at the University of Dallas
  • Dale Larson, Treasurer, Dallas Theological Seminary