Executive Leadership

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Dan Sandweiss, Ph.D.
Society President
University of Maine

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Dan Sandweiss is a professor of anthropology and quaternary and climate studies at the University of Maine, where he was Dean and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies from 2005-2014. He was previously a post-doc at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and a director of the Túcume Archaeological Project in Peru.

President of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for the 2020-2022 biennium, Sandweiss has been active in the Society since 2006 at the local, regional and national levels. Beginning in chapter leadership at the Society's founding chapter at University of Maine, Sandweiss has served as the chapter's vice president, president-elect, president, and past president. On a national level, he served as the Northeast Regional Vice President during the 2014-2016 biennium, as Vice President for Chapter Development from 2016-2018, and as President-Elect from 2018-2020.

Sandweiss received his bachelor's degree in archaeology from Yale University and his master's degree and Ph.D. in anthropology from Cornell University.

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Mary Todd, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Society National Office
7576 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806 
800-804-9880, ext. 221 
225-388-4900 (fax)

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Dr. Mary Todd assumed stewardship of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi in July 2012 as its 11th executive director, the first woman to hold that position. A scholar of American history, American religion, and the interdisciplinary fields of women and gender studies and Holocaust studies, she was initiated as a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993.

Todd previously served as founding dean of the Honors College at Marshall University, where she led the effort to bring a Phi Kappa Phi chapter to the Marshall campus. She earlier served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Ohio Dominican University and as assistant provost at Concordia University Chicago. She has also taught at Roosevelt University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Dominican University, and directed honors programs at Concordia and Marshall.

As executive director, Todd works with the board of directors in implementation of the Society’s strategic plan and in advancing its mission to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the Society national office and participates in field activities that include visits to prospective chapters, chapter installations and initiations, and sponsored conferences.

Todd’s baccalaureate degree is from Valparaiso University, her masters from Roosevelt University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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