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Helen Cullyer received her PhD in Classics at Yale University. From 2000-2007 she was the only full-time classicist at Evergreen State College. She went on to teach classics at the University of Pittsburgh, with a joint appointment in philosophy. From 2008-2016 she was a Program Officer in Scholarly Communications at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which funded non-profit publishers and academic libraries. In summer 2016 she succeeded Adam Blistein as SCS Executive Director.

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06/14/2018Helen Cullyer
SCS’s Executive Director reflects on the experiences, challenges, and future of independent scholarship in our ongoing series on the subject. All of our Independent Scholar blogposts have drawn on personal experiences, and mine is also personal.  Your posts have certainly helped me think more deeply and creatively about how the national classical society can support independent scholarship. My response falls into two parts: a celebration of the scholarly work that independent scholars are all currently doing in different ways, and some constructive responses to the challenges that...
10/16/2016Helen Cullyer
As the sesquicentennial of the Society approaches in 2019, the SCS Board of Directors is looking both back and forward as the Society makes plans to celebrate the past achievements of our organization and chart a course for the next 150 years. However, since I took over from Adam Blistein this summer and new staff have come on board, a slew of urgent tasks has afforded little time for reflection until quite recently. Now that SCS staff are comfortably settled at 20 Cooper Sq. on the campus of New York University, and we have accustomed ourselves to the rhythm of daily business, Erik Shell,...

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