Drew Gilpin Faust

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Drew Gilpin Faust "became dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on January 1, 2001. On February 11, 2007, she was named the twenty-eighth president of Harvard University, effective July 1, 2007. Faust also holds an appointment as the Lincoln Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

"Before coming to Radcliffe, Faust was Annenberg Professor of History and director of the Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Faust is a historian of the Civil War and the American South.

"She is the author of five books, including Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 1996), for which she won the Francis Parkman Prize in 1997. Her most recent scholarship, studying the impact of the Civil War's enormous death toll on the lives of nineteenth-century Americans, will be published in 2008 as This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Alfred A. Knopf).

"Faust is a trustee of Bryn Mawr College, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the National Humanities Center, and she serves on the educational advisory board of the Guggenheim Foundation. She has served as president of the Southern Historical Association, vice president of the American Historical Association, and executive board member of the Organization of American Historians and the Society of American Historians. Faust has also served on numerous editorial boards and selection committees, including the Pulitzer Prize history jury in 1986, 1990, and 2004." [1]