Cathy Davidson

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First name: 
Cathy
Last name: 
Davidson
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Cathy N. Davidson is HASTAC's cofounder and codirector. She is Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center CUNY.  She is also R. F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University where she was Duke's (and the nation's) first Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. The author of over twenty books, she was appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities (2011-17) and served as the first educator on the Board of Directors of Mozilla (2012-18). She is the recipient of the 2016 Ernest L. Boyer Award for Significant Contributions to Higher Education and her most recent book, The New Education: Revolutionizing the University for a World in Flux (Basic Books, 2017) has been honored with the 2019 Frederick W. Ness Book Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

 

Full Bio: 

Cathy N. Davidson is HASTAC's cofounder and codirector. She is
Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Futures
Initiative at the Graduate Center CUNY.  She is also R. F. DeVarney
Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University where
she was Duke's (and the nation's) first Vice Provost for
Interdisciplinary Studies. The author of over twenty books, she was
appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities
(2011-17) and served as the first educator on the Board of Directors of
Mozilla (2012-18). She is the recipient of the 2016 Ernest L. Boyer
Award for Significant Contributions to Higher Education and her most
recent book, The New Education: Revolutionizing the University for a World in Flux
(Basic Books, 2017) has been honored with the 2019 Frederick W. Ness
Book Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

 

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