Former Directors

Kenneth Murdock Formerly Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University 1961-1964
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

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