Arnita Jones Appointed Interim Deputy Executive Director

Arnita Jones Appointed Interim Deputy Executive Director

July 2012

Arnita Jones will commence her appointment as AERA’s interim deputy executive director on July 16. Jones served as executive director of the American Historical Association (AHA) from 1999 to 2010 and of the Organization of American Historians from 1991 to 1999. With scholarly expertise in history education and history education reform, she has a particular affinity with the endeavors of AERA.

Upon her retirement in 2010 from AHA, Jones was appointed executive director emerita. She currently holds an appointment as adjunct professorial lecturer at American University and serves as secretary of the International Federation for Public History.

“Arnita is an exceptional leader and colleague,” said Felice Levine, AERA executive director. “I am delighted that she has agreed to serve in this role and contribute to the next generation of our work at AERA.”

A search for a deputy executive director will commence this summer.