Administration and Offices

'The Mount': Our home institution

Since 2018, the American Catholic Historical Association has been headquartered at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. A Catholic liberal arts college with more than 2,200 students, “the Mount” is also home to the second-largest seminary in the United States.

Situated on over 1,400 acres amid the rolling hills of the Catoctin Mountains, the campus is a beautiful destination for a day trip from the Washington, D.C. area. All are welcome to visit and tour the ACHA offices. 

The ACHA’s administration is seated at Mount St. Mary’s University, where its day-to-day functions are overseen by Executive Secretary/Treaurer Charles T. Strauss and Executive Administrative Assistant Samantha Highlands.

ACHA Administrators

Executive Secretary/Treasurer
Charles T. Strauss is an assistant professor of history at Mount St. Mary's University. He has served as the Association's Executive Secretary/Treasurer since 2018.

E-mail: cstrauss@achahistory.org

Samantha Highlands

Executive Administrative Assistant
Samantha Highlands has served the American Catholic Historical Association's executive administrative assistant since 2019.

E-mail: s.r.highlands@msmary.edu
Graduate Assistant
Carlos-Ruiz Martinez is is a Ph.D. student at the University of Iowa. He began serving as the Association's graduate assistant in 2020.

E-mail: cruiz@achahistory.org