Courtney Derr

Chief of Staff

Courtney Derr is Chief of Staff to the president and CEO of the Institute for Humane Studies, which supports and partners with scholars working within the classical liberal tradition to advance higher education’s core purpose of intellectual discovery and human progress.  She joined IHS’s development team in 2011 and served as Managing Director of Programs from 2015-2020.  Courtney has over 13 years of experience in a variety of non-profit settings and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington in Seattle.