Board of Directors
& Staff

Board of Directors
Staff List
Board of Directors

Margaret Boles Fitzgerald, Chair
Wellesley, MA

Margaret Boles Fitzgerald (1987) was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Luce Foundation in June 2002. She is a graduate of Bucknell University. She worked for 30 years at Hill, Holliday Advertising, where she directed the company's extensive philanthropic endeavors, and subsequently served as a consultant in higher education at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. She is currently the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Boston HealthCare for the Homeless Program. She also serves on the state advisory board for the Salvation Army, and as a trustee of Andover Newton Theological School. She is a past trustee of the Dana Hall School, Boston Ballet, and Big Brothers of Massachusetts Bay; a past board member of Perkins School for the Blind; and chair emerita of Boston's Givers' Group and Associated Grant Makers.

Terrence B. Adamson
Washington, DC

Terrence (Terry) B. Adamson (2007) is Vice President for Global Law Affairs at the Boeing Company. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the National Geographic Society from 1998-2015. He functioned as Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Senior Advisor to the President and CEO, head of International Publishing, a member of the National Geographic Education Foundation, as well as a member of the Board of National Geographic Ventures since its inception in 1996. He has been a Trustee of the Asia Foundation since 1985, and served as Chairman of its Board of Trustees for five years from 1995-2000. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Carter Center. By appointments of Presidents G. H. W. Bush and William J. Clinton and U.S. Senate confirmations, he served on the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute from 1990-2010. A partner of prominent law firms in Atlanta and Washington for many years, he was a senior official of the Department of Justice during the Carter Administration and a law clerk to Judge Griffin B. Bell on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. After completing his B.A. in history and J.D. with honors at Emory University, he was a Henry Luce Scholar in Japan in 1975-1976.

Elizabeth Broun
Bethesda, MD

Elizabeth Broun (2013) served as director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery, from 1989 to 2016. She is responsible for the nation’s premier collection of American art and major exhibition, research, publication, education and new media programs. During Broun’s tenure, the museum has become a leader in distance learning, Web-based resources, research databases and new media. Also during her tenure, Broun oversaw the comprehensive renovation of the museum’s two historic landmark buildings. In addition, the museum has developed a significant national education program. Under Broun’s leadership, several new public facilities were created—a visible conservation center, the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, an enclosed courtyard, auditorium, and education center. Broun came to Washington in 1983 as chief curator and assistant director of the museum. Her research interests include contemporary art, 19th-century art, and prints and drawings. Broun earned a doctorate (1976) in art history at the University of Kansas and she holds a Certificate of Advanced Study from the University of Bordeaux, France.

Mary Brown Bullock
Atlanta, GA

Mary Brown Bullock (2006) is an educator and scholar of U.S.-China relations. From 2012 to 2015 she served as the inaugural executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China. Earlier she served as distinguished visiting professor of Chinese studies at Emory University, director of the Asia program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars and director of The Committee on Scholarly Communications with the People’s Republic of China at the National Academy of Sciences. From 1995 to 2006 she was president of Agnes Scott College. Dr. Bullock serves as vice-chair of The Asia Foundation (San Francisco), as a director of the Henry Luce Foundation (New York) and Genuine Parts Company (Atlanta). From 2004 to 2014 she chaired the China Medical Board. A 1966 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Agnes Scott, she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese history from Stanford University. Her most recent publications are The Oil Prince’s Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China (2011) and co-editor, Medical Transitions in 20th Century China (2014).

Claire L. Gaudiani
New York, NY

Claire L. Gaudiani (2000) is currently a professor at The George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University. As Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School, she completed the book, The Greater Good: How Philanthropy Drives the American Economy and Can Save Capitalism. For thirteen years she served as president of Connecticut College, her undergraduate alma mater. After receiving the M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University, she taught at Purdue University and the University of Pennsylvania. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds ten honorary doctorates. She served 20 years as a director of U.S. corporate boards and five years as the volunteer president of the New London Development Corporation. She is currently Executive Director of The Declaration Initiative.

Michael Gilligan
Brooklyn, NY

Michael Gilligan (2002) was elected president of the Henry Luce Foundation in December 2002, having been Program Director for Theology since 1998. He previously served at the Association of Theological Schools (ATS); as Academic Dean of the Pontifical College Josephinum; and as teacher and administrator in the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. He received a B.A. from Duke University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. He is chairman of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, and serves on the board of the Council of Independent Colleges.

John J. Hamre
Washington, DC

John Hamre (2016) was elected president and CEO of CSIS in January 2000. Before joining CSIS, he served as the 26th U.S. deputy secretary of defense, and earlier as the undersecretary of defense (comptroller) from 1993 to 1997. In 2007, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appointed Dr. Hamre to serve as chairman of the Defense Policy Board, a post he held under Secretaries Leon Panetta and Ashton Carter. Before serving in the Department of Defense, Dr. Hamre worked for ten years as a professional staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and earlier he served in the Congressional Budget Office, where he became its deputy assistant director for national security and international affairs. Dr. Hamre received his Ph.D., with distinction, in 1978 from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, where his studies focused on international politics and economics and U.S. foreign policy.

Kenneth T. Jackson
New York, NY

Kenneth T. Jackson (2002) is the director of the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History and the Jacques Barzun Professor of History at Columbia University. His many books include Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States, which won both the Bancroft and Francis Parkman Prizes; The Encyclopedia of New York City; and The Ku Klux Klan in the City. He has served as president of the Urban History Association, the Society of American Historians, the Organization of American Historians, the New-York Historical Society, and the New York Academy of History, and he founded in 1990 the National Council for History Education. A graduate of the University of Memphis (B.A.) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.), he is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Debra S. Knopman
Washington, DC

Debra Knopman (2013) is a principal researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She served as vice president and director of RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment (formerly RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment) from 2004 to 2014. She was a member of the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council, and served as a member of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (appointed by President William J. Clinton) and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science in the U.S. Department of the Interior (appointed by Secretary Bruce Babbitt). She also served as Chief of the Branch of Systems Analysis in the U.S. Geological Survey, professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and legislative assistant for energy and environmental issues to Senator Daniel P. Moynihan (NY). Dr. Knopman holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.A. in Chemistry from Wellesley College. She was a Henry Luce Scholar in Taiwan in 1978-79.

H. Christopher Luce
New York, NY

H. Christopher Luce (1992) directed the foundation’s Program in Public Policy and the Environment until its conclusion in 2007. A graduate of Yale University, he studied also in the Department of Far East Asian Studies of Harvard University. He is an award-winning photojournalist and underwater photographer, and worked for Time magazine and the Nashville Tennessean. He has curated exhibitions in Chinese and Japanese art and American photography. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he collects Asian painting and calligraphy, and lectures widely on the subject. He has served on boards of the Yale University Art Gallery, the College of Wooster, the Freer/Sackler Galleries of Art at the Smithsonian, and the Yale Environmental Leadership Council, and formerly chaired the board of China Institute in America.

Thomas L. Pulling
Oyster Bay, NY

Thomas L. Pulling (1988) retired as a managing director of Citigroup in 2006. He had been with Citigroup and its predecessor companies for more than 30 years, and was formerly an officer of J.P. Morgan and Co. Mr. Pulling, a graduate of Princeton University, served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is trustee emeritus of Long Island University and The Norman Rockwell Museum, and is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the Board of The Woodlawn Cemetery.

David V. Ragone
Wellesley, MA

David V. Ragone (1982) is President Emeritus of Case Western Reserve University, having served as president from 1980-87. He taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University; served as dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, and the College of Engineering at University of Michigan; and was a partner at Ampersand Venture Management Company from 1988-2003. His three degrees, S.B., S.M., and Sc.D., are from MIT. For five years he served as director of materials research at the General Atomic Division of General Dynamics. He was a member of the National Science Board, and of the Department of Commerce Technical Advisory Board.

George Rupp
New York, NY

George Rupp (2009) has served as president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, as president of Columbia University, as president of Rice University, and at Harvard University as the John Lord O’Brian Professor of Divinity and Dean of the Divinity School. He serves as chair of the International Baccalaureate Organization and is a board member of the Institute of International Education and the Josiah Macy Foundation. Dr. Rupp has studied and conducted research for extended periods in both Europe and Asia, and holds degrees from Princeton University (A.B.), Yale Divinity School (B.D.) and Harvard University (Ph.D.). He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities (2015).

Pauline Yu
New York, NY

Pauline Yu (2016) became president of the American Council of Learned Societies in July 2003, having served as dean of humanities in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Los Angeles and professor of East Asian languages and cultures from 1994 to 2003. Prior to that appointment, she was founding chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Irvine (1989 to 1994) and on the faculty of Columbia University (1985 to 1989) and the University of Minnesota (1976 to 1985). She received her B.A. in history and literature from Harvard University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stanford University. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an elected member of the American Philosophical Society and Committee of 100, she is on the Academy’s national Commission on Language Learning. In addition, she is a trustee of the American Academy in Berlin and the National Humanities Center, and a member of the Scholars’ Council of the Library of Congress, the Governing Board of the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University, and the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong-America Center.

Robert E. Armstrong (Director Emeritus)
Rancho Mirage, CA

Robert E. Armstrong (1983) retired as president of the Henry Luce Foundation in 1992 after more than twenty-two years of service. An alumnus of the University of Illinois and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, he was a U.S. Foreign Service officer in Nepal and the Soviet Union and was on the staff of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund before joining the Luce Foundation. He is a member of the boards of the Palm Springs Art Museum, the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, and the Palm Springs Friends of the Philharmonic.

James T. Laney (Director Emeritus)
Atlanta, GA

James T. Laney (1990) is President Emeritus of Emory University, and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Laney holds B.A., M.Div., Ph.D, and D.H.L. (hon.) degrees from Yale. In the late 1940s, he served in military counter-intelligence in Korea, returning in the late 1950s as a Methodist missionary educator. He was dean of Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and taught at Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School and Harvard. Dr. Laney is a trustee of the Carter Center, a former Chairman of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, and co-chairs the Council on Foreign Relations Taskforce on Korea. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the University Council of Yale.

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