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March 2013 Trustee Appointments

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announces the appointment of three trustees-elect, who will join the Board of Trustees in March 2013.

Richard Brodhead is the president of Duke University, where he also holds the title of Professor of English.  Before coming to Duke, Mr. Brodhead had a long tenure at Yale University, where he was a professor of English, chair of the English department, and the dean of Yale College.  A scholar of American literature, Mr. Brodhead’s publications include Cultures of Letters:  Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Chicago Press, 1993), The School of Hawthorne (Oxford University Press, 1986), and an edited volume of the Journals of Charles W. Chesnutt (Duke University Press, 1993).  Mr. Brodhead is the co-chair of the American Academy Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, and serves on the boards of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Research Triangle Foundation, and Research Triangle Institute.  He received his BA (summa cum laude), M. Phil, and PhD from Yale University.

Glenn D. Lowry is the director of the Museum of Modern Art.  Before the coming to Museum of Modern Art in 1995, Mr. Lowry held positions as the director of the Art Gallery of Ontario, curator of Near Eastern Art at the Smithsonian Institution’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, and as the founding director of the Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary.  He received his BA (magna cum laude) from Williams College, and his MA and PhD degrees in the history of art from Harvard University.

Sarah E. Thomas is Bodley’s Librarian at Oxford University.  Before her appointment as Bodley’s Librarian in 2007, Ms. Thomas was the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University.  Before coming to Cornell, Ms. Thomas had worked at the Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, Johns Hopkins University, and the Research Libraries Group.  She earned a BA from Smith College, an MS in Library Science from Simmons College, and a PhD in German from Johns Hopkins University.

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