Richard H. Brodhead

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Richard H. Brodhead is a Trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and serves on the board of governors of the Partnership for Public Service.

"Richard H. Brodhead, the ninth president of Duke University, joined Carnegie Corporation's Board of Trustees in December 2004.

"Brodhead has spent more than 30 years in academic life. Prior to becoming president of Duke, he served as the dean of Yale College for nearly 10 years, continuing a long and distinguished career at Yale, which began in 1972 when he joined, and later chaired, the English faculty. During his tenure at Yale, he was named Bird White Housum Professor of English in 1990 and A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of English in 1995. He received the William Clyde DeVane Medal for Outstanding Scholarship and Teaching from the Yale Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1979.

"Throughout his academic life, Brodhead has been a respected participant on faculty committees, foundation boards and advisory positions. He currently sits on the board of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London and has served, since 1997, as Advisor on the Humanities to the American Council of Learned Societies. Brodhead has also been active in the Nineteenth-Century American Literature Division of the Modern Language Association. His bibliography includes numerous books, essays and lectures on nineteenth century American literature.

"Brodhead received a B.A. summa cum laude from Yale College and a M. Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University." [1]

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