Jonathan Culler "is Class of 1916 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University. A 1966 graduate of Harvard, he won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford where he took a B. Phil in Comparative Literature and a D. Phil. in Modern Languages. He was Fellow in French at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and University Lecturer in French at Brasenose College, Oxford, before moving to Cornell.
"Culler served as Director of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell for nine years. Thereafter, he was Chair of Comparative Literature, Chair of English, and then Senior Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He has been active in a number of professional organizations: President of American Semiotic Society, Chair of the Supervising Committee and then Trustee of the English Institute, twice a member of the MLA's Executive Council, member of the Board of Directors of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Advisory Board of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and President of the American Comparative Literature Association. He has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society."
- "Biography", American Council of Learned Societies, Accessed December 2006.