Professor Richard Bushman has been appointed as the Howard W. Hunter
Visiting Professor in Mormon Studies. Professor Bushman was Governor
Morris Professor of History at Columbia University, where he is
currently emeritus. He has taught at Boston University, Harvard,
Brown, University of Delaware and Brigham Young University. Over the
course of his career he has published 11 books, receiving a Bancroft
and Phi Alpha Theta prizes as well as the Evans biography awards. His
scholarship ranges over the social and cultural history of early
America, the political history of colonial New England, American
religious history and the history of the Mormon Church. The list of
fellowships that he has received is extensive; among them are a
Guggenheim Fellowship, Huntington Fellowship, National Humanities
Center Fellowship and National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship.
For the academic year 2007-2008 will hold a Huntington Library
fellowship and be in residence in Pasadena. He will come to Claremont
in the Fall of 2008.