About the Edmund Burke Society
Dr. Elizabeth R. Lambert | President
Elizabeth Lambert is Emerita Professor of English, Gettysburg College. She has published reviews and articles on various aspects of Burke’s life and thought, his religion, his friendship with Samuel Johnson, and the ways James Boswell’s portrayal of Burke in the Life of Johnson was influenced by their personal relationship. Her book, Edmund Burke of Beaconsfield, was published by the University of Delaware Press in 2003.
Dr. Ian Crowe | Director
Ian Crowe is a Senior Fellow of the Russell Kirk Center and director of the Edmund Burke Society of America. He is currently an associate professor of History at Belmont Abbey College and executive editor of the journal Studies in Burke and His Time. In 2012, he published Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain (Stanford University Press). He was also contributing editor for two volumes of essays on Burke: An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing the Life and Thought of Edmund Burke (University of Missouri Press, 2005) and The Enduring Edmund Burke (ISI Books, 1997). He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he is currently pursuing research into the writings, networks, and literary influence of the churchmen William Warburton and Richard Hurd in the eighteenth-century Republic of Letters.
Dr. Steven Millies | Secretary
Steven P. Millies is associate professor of public theology and Director of the Bernardin Center at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He studied at The Catholic University of America, where he wrote on religion in Burke’s political thought. Today, he writes both about conservatism and about religion and politics, especially the Roman Catholic tradition. He is the author of Joseph Bernardin: Seeking Common Ground, published by Liturgical Press in 2016.
Dr. Jeffrey O. Nelson | Treasurer
Jeff Nelson is Senior Vice President, Educational Program, for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), in which capacity he serves as the Institute’s Chief Academic Officer. He holds a B.A. from the University of Detroit,
Dr. Joseph L. Pappin III | President Emeritus
Joseph L. Pappin III is a former Professor of Philosophy at the University of South