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Dr. Peter N. Stearns

03 Feb Posted by in | Comments

Dr. Stearns became Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University on January 1, 2000; he was named University Professor in January 2011. He has taught previously at Harvard (where he was educated), the University of Chicago, Rutgers, and Carnegie Mellon. A prolific writer, he has authored or edited over 125 books. He also founded and edits the Journal of Social History.

During Dr. Stearns’ tenure as Provost, George Mason more than tripled its level of funded research and tripled its number of doctoral programs. Expanding global partnerships included a growing number of dual degree programs and elaborate connections with students and universities in countries like Brazil, China, Russia, South Korea and Turkey.

Dr. Stearns left the Provostship July 1, 2014, returning to fulltime faculty with the additional title of Provost Emeritus. Dr. Stearns continues his teaching and writing in world history and social history, including the history of emotions. He also continues writing, conference activity and teaching in the field of academic administration.

Contact: Dr. Stearns, Phone: 703-993-4150