Phoebe Stein joined Maryland Humanities as Executive Director in July 2008, where she directs governance, programming, grant making, marketing, fundraising, planning, and government relations efforts. As a nonprofit organization with a mission of creating and supporting educational experiences in the humanities (history, literature, philosophy, ethics) for all Marylanders, Maryland Humanities brings over 1,500 free public humanities programs annually to communities across the state. Stein earned her B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Loyola University of Chicago. The author of a number of articles on modern American literature, her chapter on Gertrude Stein’s writing appears in the book Primary Stein from Lexington Press. She and her husband live in Baltimore. She was named one of Maryland's "Top 100 Women" by the Daily Record in 2016. Phoebe is a mentor with Mother Seton Academy, a tuition-free middle school for young men and women that educates in a multicultural environment those with the greatest economic need.