1996 – 1997, Committee, Roland Bainton Book Prize in Literature, Sixteenth Century Studies Society
1998 – present, Steering Committee Member, Europa Triumphans, Centre for Renaissance Studies, University of Warwick, England
1999- present, Advisory Board, Program for Jewish Culture and Society, UIUC
1999 – present, Advisory Board, The International Society for Emblem Studies
2000-2002, Advisory Board, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
2001 – 2003, Advisory Board, “Deutsche Schriftstellerinnen, 1517-1779” (“German Women Writers, 1517-1779”), Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany, and Brown University
2010-2014, Board, DAAD AA, Alumni Board of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2010 – American Friends, Herzog August Bibliothek (to provide travel grants for doctoral student research)
2014 – 2019 Wissenschaftlicher Beirat (Academic Advisory Board, by appointment of the ministry of culture, State of Lower Saxony, Niedersachsen) Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel.
The Board advises on the research and fellowship programs of the library. The Herzog August Bibliothek works in partnership at the national level with the Literaturarchiv Marbach and the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, establishing new humanities research initiatives in Germany. The academic board awards research fellowships and determines research agendas and programs.
2014 – 2017, Advisory Board, Society for Emblem Studies
2014 – 2017, Modern Language Association of America, Committee, MLA Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition
2015 – Nominating Committee, Sixteenth Century Studies and Conference
2016-2020, European Science Foundation, ESF College of Expert Reviewers