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also known as Catharine

academic administrator , historian

Drew Gilpin Faust, American academic administrator, historian.


Faust, Drew Gilpin was born on September 18, 1947 in New York City. Daughter of McGhee Tyson and Catharine (Mellick) Gilpin.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, 1968. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1975.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Bowdoin College, 2007. Degree (honorary), Yale University, 2008. Degree (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 2008.

Degree, Peking University, 2008. Degree, Princeton University, 2010.


Assistant professor American civilization, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1976-1980;associate professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1980-1984;professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1984-1989;Stanley I. Sheerr professor of history, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1988-1989;Annenberg professor of history, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, since 1989. Teaching fellow department American civilization University of Pennsylvania, 1972-1973, senior fellow, 1975-1976. Walter Lynwood Fleming lecturer Louisiana State University, 1987.

Member educational advisory board Guggenheim Foundation, since 1988. Consultant Before Freedom Came: AfricanAmerican Life in the Antebellum South, exhibition at Museum Confederacy, 1988-1991. National Endowment for Humanities panel Interpretive Research Program, 1987.

Member Pulitzer Prize History Jury, 1986, 90. Lecturer various colleges universities.



Trustee Andrew Mellon Foundation, 2002—2007. Member of American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts & Sciences, Southern Association Women Historians (president 1998-1999, membership committee since 1988), History Society Pennsylvania (board member 1988-1991), American Studies Association (council member 1988-1990), Organization American Historians (chair progressive committee 1987, council member 1999—2002, chair Avery Craven Prize committee, 1991, 1997), American History Association (vice president professional division 1992-1992, council member since 1992), Southern History Association (executive council 1987-1990, chair nominating committee 1993, president 1999—2000).


Married Stephen Faust, December 28, 1968 (divorced 1976). Married Charles E. Rosenberg, June 7, 1980. 1 child Jessica 1 stepchild Leah.

McGhee Tyson G.

Catharine (Mellick) G.

Stephen Faust

Charles E. Rosenberg

Jessica Rosenberg Faust