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Peter Nathaniel Stearns

Peter Nathaniel Stearns, British, American history professor, academic administrator. Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1973-1974; National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, 1981-1984, 86, 90, Rockefeller Foundation grantee, 1982-1983.

Background

  • Stearns, Peter Nathaniel was born on March 3, 1936 in London. (parents American citizens). Son of Raymond P. and Elizabeth (Scott).

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1957. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1963.

    Career

    • From instructor to associate professor University Chicago, 1962-1965. Professor, chairman history department Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1965-1974. Heinz professor history Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, since 1974, chairman department history, 1986-1992, dean College Humanities and Social Sciences, 1992-2000.

      Provost George Mason University, since 2000. Co-director Pittsburgh Center for Social History, 1986-1992. Chairman academy advisory council New York City College Board, 1982-1985.

      Chairman Pacesetter World History commission, College Board, 1992-1995, College Board Advanced Placement World History, 1997-2006. Advisory board Liberal Education, since 2001.

    Works

    • Leadership: Theory and Practice, 6th Edition
    • Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities worldwide, the market-leading text owes its success to the unique way in which it combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical exercises that help students apply what they learn.
    • Experiencing World History
    • Covering early societies, the classical, postclassical, and modern periods, and the 20th century, and blending the great advances in historical research over the past quarter century, Experiencing World History represents an important addition to the teaching of world history.
    • Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition
    • With authors who are both accomplished researchers and educators, Vollhardt and Schore’s Organic Chemistry is proven effective for making contemporary organic chemistry accessible, introducing cutting-edge research in a fresh, student-friendly way.
    • Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition
    • With authors who are both accomplished researchers and educators, Vollhardt and Schore’s Organic Chemistry is proven effective for making contemporary organic chemistry accessible, introducing cutting-edge research in a fresh, student-friendly way.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Board directors Center for Arts and Culture, since 2005. President Toynbee Society, since 2007. Fellow International Society for Research on Emotion.

    Member American History Society (vice president 1995-1998), World History Association, American History Association (vice president, head teaching division 1995-1998), National Board Professional Teaching Standards.

    Personality

    Interests

    Racquet sports, travel.

    Connections

    • Children: Duncan, Deborah. Married Carol Zisowitz, March 26, 1978 (divorced 1999). Children: Clio Elizabeth, Cordelia Raymond.
    • father: Raymond P. Stearns
    • mother: Elizabeth (Scott) Stearns
    • spouse: Carol Zisowitz
    • children: Duncan Stearns
    • Deborah Stearns
    • Clio Elizabeth Stearns
    • Cordelia Raymond Stearns
    Peter Nathaniel Stearns
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    Born March 3, 1936
    Nationality
    • 1957
      Harvard University
    • 1959
      Harvard University
    • 1963
      Harvard University
    • 1962 - 1965
      From instructor, to associate professor University Chicago
    • 1965 - 1974
      professor, history department Rutgers University
      New Brunswick, Canada
    • 1965 - 1974
      chairman, history department Rutgers University
      New Brunswick, Canada
    • 1974
      Heinz professor, history Carnegie Mellon University
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1992
      Heinz professor, history Carnegie Mellon University
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