LSU Press Congratulates Drew Gilpin Faust

Faust On July 1, LSU Press author Drew Gilpin Faust will become the first woman president of Harvard University. The former professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania from 1976-2000 and dean of the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study and professor of History at Harvard University since 2001, Faust is also the first president to not hold a degree from Harvard since 1672.

She is the author of James Henry Hammond and the Old South: A Design for Mastery, and The Creation of Confederate Nationalism: Ideology and Identity in the Civil War South and editor of The Ideology of Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Antebellum South, 1830–1860. For more on this historic appointment, visit the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website here.