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.