Esther Mackintosh

Esther Mackintosh joined the Federation of State Humanities Councils in 1986 and has served as its president since 2004.  She holds a BA in English and German from Morningside College (Iowa) and a PhD in American Literature from Kansas State University. While writing her dissertation, she worked as a copy editor and eventually editor-in-chief of Horticulture magazine in Boston and later as Senior Editor at Science 80, a science magazine for lay audiences published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Between the two magazine editing positions, she was a script writer in the audiovisual department of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.