James Shulman is the vice president and chief operating officer of the American Council of Learned Societies. Prior to joining ACLS, Shulman was a Senior Fellow at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation where he worked with the foundation’s president on strategic issues concerning higher education, philanthropy, and cultural institutions. In the 2016–2017 academic year he served as an affiliate of the Berkman Center for the Internet & Society at Harvard University. From its founding in 2001 to 2016 he was president of Artstor. Working with his colleagues, he developed and implemented plans for creating an organization that now serves over 1,800 colleges, universities, schools, and museums around the world.
Shulman received his BA and PhD from Yale in renaissance studies.
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