Steering Committee

James G. Lennox


James G. Lennox is Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.
(Serves ex-officio.)

Gregory Salmieri


Gregory Salmieri is a senior scholar of philosophy at the Salem Center at the University of Texas, Austin.
(Serves ex-officio.)

Gena Gorlin

Gena Gorlin is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program in the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.
(Serves through August 2023)

Lester H. Hunt

Lester H. Hunt is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
(Serves though August 2024.)

R. Kevin Hill

R. Kevin Hill is professor of philosophy at Portland State University.
(Serves through Aug. 2022.)

Darryl Wright

Darryl Wright is Professor of Philosophy at Harvey Mudd College, and Adjunct Professor at The Claremont Graduate School.
(Serves through August, 2021.)

Carrie-Ann Biondi

Carrie-Ann Biondi is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marymount Manhattan College.
(Last Served, 2017–2020.)

Fred D. Miller, Jr.

Fred D. Miller, Jr. is Research Professor at the University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom.
(Last served 2015–2018.)

Jason G. Rheins

Jason Rheins is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago.
(Last served 2013–2016.)

Robert Mayhew

Robert Mayhew is Professor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University.
(Last Served, 2017–2020.)

Adam Mossoff

Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at the George Mason University School of Law.
(Last served 2012–2014.)

Allan Gotthelf

Chair, 1990–2013

At the time of his death in August of 2013, Allan Gotthelf was Anthem Foundation Distinguished Fellow for Research and Teaching in Philosophy at Rutgers University and professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the College of New Jersey. Between 2003 and 2012, he was a visiting professor of history and philosophy of science at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a co-founder of the Ayn Rand Society and the longest-serving chair of its Steering Committee

George Walsh

Chair 1987–1990

At the time of his death in 2001, George Walsh was professor emeritus at Salisbury State University. Prior to this he was chair of the department of philosophy at Hobart and William Smith College, and earlier taught at Eisenhower College. He was a co-founder of the Ayn Rand Society and the first chair of its Steering Committee.