Former Directors

Kenneth Murdock Formerly Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University 1961-1964
Gilmore
Myron P. Gilmore Formerly Chairman of the Department of History, Harvard University 1964-1973

Craig Hugh Smyth Formerly Director of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University 1973-1985
Louise George Clubb Formerly Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley 1985-1988

Walter Kaiser

Formerly Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

1988-2002
Joseph Connors Formerly Chair of the Department of Art and Architecture, Columbia University 2002-2010
Lino Pertile Lino Pertile Carl A. Pescosolido Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University; Master of Eliot House (2000-2010) 2010-2015