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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of seven Founding Members, an Advisory Board of elected members, a NALS-SIREL liasion and Levinas' family affiliated with SIREL who serve as Honorary Lifetime Members. Elected Advisory Board members serve three year terms with an option of serving two consecutive terms. When new board members are needed, the Board will accept nominations and forward names for approval by the Society members at the General Business Meeting.


Sandor Goodhart
Purdue Univeristy

NALS Senior Advisor

Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo

Professor of English, Jewish Studies, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature

Sol Neely

University of Alaska Southeast

NALS President (2006-2016)

Ph.D., Purdue University

Philosophy and Literature

Dara Hill

NALS Executive Secretary (2006-2016)

Religious Studies,  Jewish Studies, and Popular Culture

Monica Osborne

Rebecca Nicholson-Weir

East Central University

NALS Treasurer (2006-2016)

Ph.D., Purdue University

Cultural Studies

NALS Treasurer (2006-2016)

Ph.D., Purdue University

Literature and Jewish Studies

Andrew Ball

NALS Founding Member

Ph.D., Purdue University

Cultural Studies

Octavian Gabor


NALS Founding Member

Ph.D., Purdue University

Dan Kline
University of Alaska Anchorage

Term: 2007-2013, 2015-2018

Ph.D., Indiana University

Katie Kirby

Saint Michael's College

Term: 2013-2016, 2017-2019

Ph.D., Fordham Univeristy 

Brian Bergen-Aurand

University of Alaska Anchorage

Term: 2013-2016, 2017-2019

Ph.D., University of Maryland


Erik Garrett
Duquesne University

Term: 2013-2016, 2016-2019

Ph.D., Purdue University

Leah Kalmanson

Drake Univeristy

Term: 2016-2019

Ph.D., University of Hawaiʻi

Flora Bastiani
Université Toulouse
Département Philosophie
In 2007, the NALS Board of Directors invited members of Levinas' family to serve on the board as honorary lifetime members. 
Simone (Levinas) Hansel
NALS Honorary Lifetime Member
George Hansel
Professeur émérite à l'Université de Rouen
David Hansel
Research director, DR-CNRS
Joëlle Hansel

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

École Normale Supérieure


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