ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

  • Michael B Poliakoff

  • Douglas Sprei

  • Nicholas Barden

  • Megan Riethmiller

  • Joseph DeGraff

  • Elliot Cole

  • Anne D Neal

  • Michael Deshaies, Vice President of Development & Strategic Partnerships

    Mike Deshaies is vice president of development and strategic partnerships. He joined ACTA in October 2017 after ten years with the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History, where he led the Center’s development and communications programs. Mr. Deshaies leads ACTA’s development team, focusing on expanding ACTA’s circle of donors passionate about reforming American higher education.  Before moving into the nonprofit sector, Mr. Deshaies held senior level positions in corporate communications with companies in the telecommunications space.