About Phoebe Stein Davis


Phoebe Stein joined the Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) as Executive Director in July 2008, where she directs MHC’s governance, programming, grant making, marketing, fundraising, and government relations efforts. MHC brings over 700 free public humanities programs annually to communities across the state. Stein came to the Maryland Humanities Council after eight years with the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC). Stein also taught Writing, American Literature, and Women’s Literature at Loyola University of Chicago and DePaul University from 1991 to 2000. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Loyola University of Chicago. The author of a number of articles on modern American literature, her chapter on Gertrude Stein’s war writing is forthcoming in a new book, Primary Stein, from Lexington Press. Stein formerly served as Board Chair for 500 Clown and currently serves as a Board member of the Federation of State Humanities Councils, the Mount Vernon Cultural District, and on the Maryland Council for Social Studies Advisory Council. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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