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CMRS Directors

Directors past and present, including associate directors. 


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 Chris Highley
 Professor of English
 Director, 2017-2018, 2019-present




Jonathan Combs-Schilling standing in an ornate classroom

 Jonathan Combs-Schilling
Assistant Professor, French and Italian
Associate Director, 2023-present




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Graeme Boone
Professor of Music
Director, 2013–2017




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Leslie Lockett
Associate Professor of English
Associate Director, 2015–2022
Interim Director, 2019



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Richard Firth Green
Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus
Director, 2005–2013




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Jonathan Burgoyne
Associate Professor, Medieval Iberian Literature and Cultures
Interim Associate Director, 2010–2011; Associate Director, 2012–2015




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Sarah-Grace Heller
Associate Professor of French
Interim Director, 2010–2011, Associate Director, 2008–2010, 2011–2012




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Barbara Hanawalt
King George III Professor of British History, Emerita
Director, 2003–2005





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Ethan Knapp
Associate Professor of English
Associate Director, 2004–2008





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Sarah Iles Johnston
Distinguished Professor of Greek and Latin
Director, 2002–2003





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Anna Grotans
Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Chair of Germanic Languages and Literatures, 2008–2012; Acting Chair, 2004–2005
Interim Director, 1999–2000, Associate Director, 2000–2004




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Nicholas Howe
Professor of English
Director, 1995–2002

In Memoriam by the Old English Newsletter




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Eve Levin
Professor of History, Emerita - University of Kansas
Director, 1992–1995





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Christian K. Zacher
Professor of English, Emeritus
Director, 1984–1992





James Kittleson.

James Kittleson
Professor of History
Director, 1983–1984

In Memoriam by the American Historical Association




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Joseph H. Lynch
Distinguished Professor of History, Chair of Department of History, 1989–1993
Director, 1978–1983

In Memoriam by the American Historical Association




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Stanley J. Kahrl
Professor of English
Director, 1969–1978

In Memoriam by the Old English Newsletter