The advisory board of the Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies of the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University meets annually at the International Congress on Medieval Studies and advises the Medieval Institute's director on the center's development the implementation of programs.
- Marvin Döbler, Ev. -luth. Landeskirche Hannovers
- Hugh Feiss, Order of Saint Benedict, Monastery of the Ascension
- Anne E. Lester, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
- Stefano Mula, Department of Italian, Middlebury College
- Martha G. Newman, Departments of History and Religious Studies, University of Texas–Austin
- Isaac Slater, Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, Abbey of the Genesee
- Susan M. B. Steuer, University Libraries, Western Michigan University