Lesley Herrmann, Ph.D.

NMAH Board Alumnus; Executive Director, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Lesley Herrmann has been Executive Director of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History since its founding in 1994. Under her direction, the Institute has created seminar programs for elementary, middle, and high school teachers and the Affiliate Schools Program, a growing network of history-focused schools across the United States; and produced dozens of American history publications, digital resources, and traveling exhibitions for students and teachers.  Dr. Herrmann has also held a variety of development and planning positions with not-for-profit and educational organizations in New York City, including the Municipal Art Society, Asphalt Green, The New School for Social Research, and Pace University, and she taught Russian literature at The New School for Social Research and Manhattan College. Dr. Herrmann serves on the board of the National Coalition for History and has served on the board of the National Council for History Education.  Dr. Herrmann resides in New York City.