Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the four Officers, the two members of the Membership Committee, and the editors of the Yearbook, Newsletter and Website from the Publications Committee.


Walter D. Kamphoefner
Texas A&M Univ.
Vice President
Steven Rowan
Univ. of Missouri, St. Louis
Benjamin Schwantes
German Historical Institute
Bärbel Such
Ohio Univ.


Membership Coordinator
North America

Karyl Rommelfanger
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Membership Coordinator

Katja Hartmann
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


Yearbook Editor
William D. Keel
Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence
Newsletter Co-Editors
Karen Roesch and Claudia Grossmann
Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Indianapolis
Book Review Editor
Marc Pierce
University of Texas-Austin
Website Manager
Michael Rice
Middle TN State Univ.

Appointed Committees


The Nominating Committee seeks candidates for the annual Outstanding Achievement Award and for the biennial officer election.

Giles Hoyt, chair (2014-17)
Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Indianapolis
William H. Roba (2015-18)
Scott Community College
 Alison Efford (2016-19)
Marquette Univ.

Karl J.R. Arndt Publication Fund

The committee evaluates applications for financial support to publish scholarly research on the German element in the context of the culture and society of the Americas.

William Keel, (ex-officio) chair
Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence
James Harmon (2014-2017)
Truman State Univ.
Marc Pierce (2016-19)
The Univ. of Texas at Austin

Albert Bernhardt Faust Research Fund

The committee evaluates applications for financial support to conduct research in the field of German-American Studies as defined by the Society.

Claudia Grossmann, chair (2014-17)
Indiana Univ. - Purdue Univ. Indianapolis
Mark Louden (2016-18)
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
Timothy Anderson (2016-19)
Ohio Univ.

Friends of the German Historical Institute

William H. Roba
Scott Community College
Sandra Rebok (2014-2017)
The Huntington Library

Semi-Centennial Celebration

William H. Roba
Scott Community College
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