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. 

ACHA’s administration is seated at Mount St. Mary’s University, where its day-to-day functions are overseen by Executive Director Charles T. Strauss and Treasurer Mary Beth Fraser Connolly. They are assisted by Allison Isidore, a Ph.D. student in religious studies at the University of Iowa.

ACHA Administrators

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

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Mary Beth Fraser Connolly is a continuing lecturer in history at Perdue University Northwest. She has served as the Association's Treasurer since 2022.

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Assistant Director
Allison Isidore is a Ph.D. student at the University of Iowa. She is one of the hosts for the ACHA-affiliated podcast New Books in Catholic Studies.