Past Officers

Executive Directors

Paul Ruggiers, 1978-82
John Fisher, 1982-89
Christian Zacher, 1990-1997
Susan Crane, 1997-2002
David Lawton, 2002-2012
Ruth Evans, 2012-

Presidents

1978-80 E. Talbot Donaldson
1980-82 Charles Muscatine
1982-83 John H. Fisher
1983-84 Derek Brewer
1984-86 Beryl Rowland
1986-88 Robert W. Frank, Jr.
1988-90 Derek Pearsall
1990-92 Alfred David
1992-94 Jill Mann
1994-96 V.A. Kolve
1996-98 Mary Carruthers
1998-2000 Paul Strohm
2000-2002 Helen Cooper
2002-2004 Winthrop Wetherbee 
2004-2006 David Wallace
2006-2008 John Ganim 
2008-2010 Richard Firth Green
2010-2012 Carolyn Dinshaw
2012-2014 Alastair Minnis
2014-2016 Susan Crane

New Chaucer Society Trustees

Founding Trustees
1978-80: Donald Baker, Robert Lumiansky, D.W. Robertson
1978-81: E. Talbot Donaldson, Alice Miskimin, Charles Muscatine
1978-82: Derek Brewer, John Fisher

1980-84 term
Robert Worth Frank, Jr.
Donald K. Fry
Donald R. Howard

1982-86 term
Derek Pearsall
Florence Ridley

1984-88 term
Larry Benson
Alfred David
Jill Mann
Charles Owen

1986-90 term
Anne Middleton
A.C. Spearing
Paul Strohm
Chauncey Wood

1988-92 term
Piero Boitani
J.A. Burrow
V.A. Kolve
Monica McAlpine

1990-94 term
Mary Carruthers
Helen Cooper
Winthrop Wetherbee

1992-96 term
Richard Firth Green
Elizabeth Kirk
Barbara Nolan
David Wallace

1994-98 term
Peggy Knapp
A.J. Minnis
Paul Strohm

1996-2000 term
David Aers
John Ganim
Linda Georgianna
Anna Torti

1998-2002 term
C. David Benson
Carolyn Dinshaw
Robert W. Hanning

2000-2004 term
Julia Boffey
Anthony Edwards
Stephen Knight
Toshiyuki Takamiya

2002-2006 term
Christopher Baswell
Rita Copeland
James Simpson

2004-2008 term
Elizabeth Archibald
John Fyler
Lisa Kiser
Helen Phillips

2006-2010 term
Susanna Fein 
Rosalind Field 
Laura Kendrick

2008-2012 term
Christopher Cannon
Juliette Dor
Ruth Evans 
Stephanie Trigg

2010-2014 term
Alcuin Blamires
Frank Grady
Larry Scanlon

2012-2016 term
Ardis Butterfield
Susan Crane (2012-2014)
Thomas Hahn
Lynn Staley
Sarah Stanbury (2014-2016)

2014-2018 term
Candace Barrington
Alexandra Gillespie
David Matthews

2016-2020 term
Anthony Bale
Simon Horobin
Patricia Ingham
Emily Steiner