Andrew Cole: Professor of English; Director, Gauss Seminars in Criticism
Benjamin C. Baer: Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Devin Fore: Professor of German
Eric Gregory: Chair, Humanities Council; Director, Stewart Seminars in Religion; Director, Program in Humanistic Studies; Professor of Religion
Brooke Holmes: Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Classics
Russell Leo: Assistant Professor of English
Dan-el Padilla Peralta: Associate Professor of Classics
Rachel Price: Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
Irene Small: Assistant Professor, Contemporary Art and Criticism
Gayle Salamon: Professor of English and Gender and Sexuality Studies
The first director of Gauss Seminars was Francis Fergusson, who led the initial seminars in 1949. He was followed by R. P. Blackmur (1957–1965), Joseph Frank (1966–1975), and several others, including Victor Brombert (1986–1989), Michael Wood (1995–2001), Hal Foster, Daniel Heller-Roazen (2007–2014), and Andrew Cole (2015–2019).
Cole was reappointed by the Dean of the Faculty for a second term beginning July 1, 2019.