Jack Byrd, Jr., is our President, a Trustee, and chair of our Intellectual Development Committee. Jack is also a full-time professor of Industrial Engineering at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Jennifer Erb, is our Office Manager in our administrative office in Parkersburg, WV, supervising an office staff of 4 others. Jennifer is also the secretary of the Foundation.
As listed alphabetically below, IF has 9 Fellows, each of whom is an employee of the Foundation managing and facilitating longer-term Project Discussions, conducting various and shorter-term Public Discussions, developing and researching Classroom Discussions, and performing a variety of other developmental and administrative projects for the Foundation. The Fellows all reside and work in other locations around the country.
The Foundation’s overall mission financial affairs are governed by a Board of Trustees. There are currently 5 trustees: Jack Byrd, Jr., Adolf Gundersen, Allison R. Brown, Alan Freitag, and Larry Jackley.
Intellectual Development Committee
Other IF People – Faculty, Residents/Interns, Etc.
From time to time, we collaborate on a variety of education, classroom, and discussion related efforts with various college faculty, some of whom attended our 2006 and 2009 Summer Institutes and/or are involved in our Wesleyan-IF Collaboration. See our Classroom Discussions page for additional information. We also work with selected post-graduate scholars, undergraduate students, and others with experience and interest in our discussion processes on certain projects and activities, including Public Discussions, conferences, and other development efforts, etc. Currently, these other IF associates include Taiyi Sun.