ACLS Welcomes New Staff Members in Anticipation of New Strategic Plan Launch and Implementation


The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce three key new hires to support its new strategic plan.

ACLS recently welcomed Christine Emeran as Program Officer for International Programs and Fatemeh Hosseini as Program Officer for US Programs, who will contribute to managing the design, implementation, and administration of fellowship and grant programs. In addition, Heather Mangrum has joined as Director of Communications and will work across ACLS teams in developing and executing communications strategies that enhance the mission and support the strategic plan.

Christine Emeran previously served as a research consultant at UNESCO and UNESCO-International Institute for Education Planning in Paris, France, including initiatives on lifelong learning, higher education policy on quality assurance, and employability challenges in higher education graduates in China and Africa. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the New School for Social Research, an MA in International Education from New York University, and BA/BS in International Business from the American University. 

Before joining ACLS, Fatemeh Hosseini served as Assistant Director for Academic Affairs at New York University's global campus in Washington, DC, and prior to that taught in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Georgetown University. She holds a PhD in Women's and Gender History and a BA in English from the University of Maryland College Park.

Heather Mangrum most recently served as Managing Director of Communications with the Drug Policy Alliance. Prior to that, she established and led communications teams at International House and Helen Keller International.  She received a BA in Journalism and Communications from Washington & Lee University.

Learn more about the new ACLS Strategic Plan process and our vision for our next century.