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. He is assisted by Allison Isidore, an instructor at the religious studies department of the University of Alabama.

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: [email protected]
Assistant Director
Allison Isidore is an instructor of record for the religious studies department at the University of Alabama. She is one of the hosts for the ACHA podcast New Books in Catholic Studies. Her research interest is focused on the twentieth-century American Civil Rights Movement and the Catholic Church’s response to racism and the participation of Catholic clergy, nuns, and laypeople in marches, sit-ins, and kneel-ins during the 1950s and 1960s. Allison is also a Video Editor for the Religious Studies Project, producing videos for the podcast and marketing team.

E-mail: [email protected]
Twitter: @AllisonIsidore1