Board of Directors

Broad Street Review's Board of Directors: Brief biographies of Emmeline Babb, Neil Kleinman, Gresham Riley, Dan Rottenberg, and W. Bourne Ruthrauff.

Emmeline Babb

Emmeline Babb is an associate in the Philadelphia office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, the international law firm. With a focus on tax-exempt organizations, she advises colleges and universities, museums and cultural organizations, scientific and medical research organizations, private and operating foundations, community and economic development organizations, and many other special-purpose charitable organizations and associations. She also serves on the boards of Center City Residents' Association and the Young Friends of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. She has also volunteered her services to Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers For the Arts, where in 2009 she was instrumental in incorporating Broad Street Review as an independent not-for-profit entity.

Emmeline has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (2003) and a J.D. degree from Harvard University (2007). She lives in Center City Philadelphia with her husband and two children.  

For more information, see her profile page.

Neil Kleinman
Neil Kleinman is the director of the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts, after serving as dean of the College of Media & Communication from 2001 to 2009. In that role, among many other activities, he was instrumental in launching Broad Street Review in 2005. Previously he was a professor and dean at the University of Baltimore, vice-president for academic affairs at Stockton State College, and an administrator at City University of New York and the University of Illinois.

He was editor and founder of Umbrella Publications in New York and has written many articles and monographs.

He has a B.A. in English with highest honors from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1959, an M.A (1960) and a Ph.D. (1965) in English from the University of Connecticut, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law (1984).

Gresham Riley

Gresham Riley served as President of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia from January 1994 to August 1998, having launched a bold strategic agenda culminating with the Academy’s 2005 bicentennial. Under his leadership, the Academy was restored to financial stability while retaining the integrity of its educational programs and the excellence of its museum. This was accomplished in part by attracting grants from major local and national foundations. All internal indebtedness was repaid, and the Academy operated within board-approved budgets for the first time in more than a decade.

From 1981 to 1992, Dr. Riley was President of Colorado College, where he planned and implemented a $43.5 million fundraising campaign that eventually raised $51.2 million. During his presidency, average annual gift support rose from approximately $3 million to $9 million, and the market value of the college’s endowment rose from $38.5 million to $175 million.  He also launched the college’s first long-range strategic plan and led development of a comprehensive Campus Master Plan.

From 1999-2006 he was founder and president of Philanthropic Management LLC, a private consulting firm whose mission was to assist individuals, families, foundations, and corporations to develop comprehensive strategic plans for their charitable giving. In 2007 Dr. Riley retired. He continues to accept visiting professorships in philosophy. He is currently engaged in an extend research project on the topic of evil.

Dr. Riley is a magna cum laude graduate of Baylor University in philosophy and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Yale University. He has been honored with a Fulbright Scholarship (Germany), a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, a Danforth Fellowship, a Visiting Fulbright Lectureship in India, and two Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees.

Dan Rottenberg
Journalist Dan Rottenberg has been the chief editor of seven publications, most recently broadstreetreview.com, the cultural arts website he launched in December 2005 with the support of the University of the Arts. He is also the author of 11 books, most recently The Outsider: Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment, published in October 2014 by Temple University Press.

From 2000 to 2004 he was editor of Family Business, an international quarterly magazine dealing with family-owned companies, where he remains senior editor. From 1996 to 1998 he was editor of the Philadelphia Forum, a weekly Philadelphia opinion paper that he founded. In 1993 he created Seven Arts, a monthly magazine based in Philadelphia. From 1981 to 1993 he edited the Welcomat, a unique Philadelphia-based weekly opinion forum, now known as Philadelphia Weekly.

He wrote an editorial-page column for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1978 to 1997. He has written more than 300 articles for such magazines as Town & Country, Reader’s Digest, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, Civilization, American Benefactor, Bloomberg Personal Finance, TV Guide, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Chicago, and many others. He served as a consultant in 1981 when Forbes magazine launched its annual “Forbes 400” list of wealthiest Americans. His syndicated film commentaries appeared in monthly city magazines around the U.S. from 1971 to 1983.

For more information, visit his personal website.

Wilbur Bourne Ruthrauff
Bourne Ruthrauff’s legal practice focuses on litigation in defense of product liability matters, commercial litigation, and ethics matters. He defends manufacturers of a wide range of industrial, commercial, and personal products in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (pro hac vice). In recent years, he has utilized binding arbitration as a cost-effective means of resolving disputes. He serves as a Judge Pro Tem in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court program. He served as an arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange from 2000-2007.

His private ethics practice includes advice to individual attorneys, law firms, and corporate entities. He has litigated ethics disputes in the Federal Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. He has served as an expert witness on ethics issues.

He has also served with the Philadelphia Bar Association Professional Guidance Committee providing confidential ethics advice to lawyers since 1974. From 2001-2003 he served as chair of that Committee. In 2004, he was also named to the Pennsylvania Bar Association Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee. He serves as Ethics Counsel for Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg LLP. He has lectured and presented workshops on trial evidence and attorney ethics.

Ruthrauff graduated in 1964 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Pennsylvanian. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1967, where he won the finals of the Keedy Moot Court Competition.

Ruthrauff has served as chair of the Committee of Seventy, as President of the Philadelphia City Institute, as graduate President of the Class of 1964 from Penn, and has volunteered for other civic and charitable organizations. He presently serves on the Board of the Philadelphia Montessori Charter School.

He lives with his wife Carolyn Wyeth in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; he has two children and two grandchildren. His hobby is competing in triathlons. For more information, see his profile page.