Board Member

Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill


Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill directs the Campus Free Expression Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Immediately prior to her current role, she was executive director of the Fund for Academic Renewal, a program of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. Earlier in her career, Merrill served on the faculties of St. John’s College and the College of William & Mary. She has also taught at Duke University, the University of Calgary, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and in the college program at Maryland’s only prison for women.

Her articles and essays have appeared in venues including SocietyLaw & Liberty, and Philanthropy. Dr. Merrill is a trustee of the American Academy for Liberal Education, and she was a trustee and president of the Advocates for the Goucher Prison Education Partnership. Dr. Merrill earned her BA (First Class Honours) from the University of Calgary and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University.