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 B. Adamson (2007) has served since 1998 as the Executive Vice President of the National Geographic Society. He is a member of the board of National Geographic Ventures and the National Geographic Education Foundation. He has been a Trustee of The Asia Foundation since 1985, and served as the Chairman of its Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Carter Center and represents the Carter family on the U.S. Archives' Advisory Commission of Presidential Libraries. By appointments of Presidents G.H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton and U.S. Senate confirmations, he serves on the board of the State Justice Institute. After completing the B.A. and J.D. at Emory University, he was a Henry Luce Scholar in Japan in 1975-1976.

Elizabeth Broun
Bethesda, MD

Elizabeth Broun has served as director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery, since 1989. 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. 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 Executive Vice Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University, where she acts as the chief academic and administrative officer. Previously she served as President of Agnes Scott College for eleven years and oversaw a strategic plan which increased the faculty and student body and transformed the campus with a substantial building program. A national leader in U.S. – China relations, Dr. Bullock has also served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of China Studies at Emory University, as Director of the Asia Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and as Director of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China. She is chair of the China Medical Board of New York, Inc., and is a director of the Asia Foundation, the National Committee on US-China Relations, and Genuine Parts Company. An alumna of Agnes Scott, she received the M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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. For five years she was the volunteer president of the New London Development Corporation and remains on the Board of the corporation. She is also a Director of MBIA, Inc.

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.

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 and the Social Sciences 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, and the New-York Historical Society, 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 is Vice President and Director of RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment, a research division of the non-profit RAND Corporation. She is a member of the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council. She 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 senior vice chair of the board of Long Island University and a member of The Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the Boards of The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, The Woodlawn Cemetery, Old Westbury Gardens and The Norman Rockwell Museum.

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 is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and a board member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Institute of International Education. 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 Globalization Challenged: Conviction, Conflict, Community.

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.

John C. Evans (Director Emeritus)
Essex, CT

John C. Evans (1977) was associated with Morgan Stanley from 1967 until his retirement, and served as general partner and managing director. He was CEO of Morgan et Cie International in Paris. Mr. Evans, a Yale graduate, has chaired the boards of Connecticut College, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, and the National Theater of the Deaf. He has also been a trustee of the Dia Art Foundation; a director of the LTV Corporation, and the Fishers Island Electric and Telephone Companies; a Commissioner of the Fishers Island Ferry District; and a member of the organizing committee of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

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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