Wendell Pritchett, chancellor of the Camden campus of Rutgers University, is stepping down in June and will take a position as Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Prior to his appointment at Rutgers University in 2009, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law from 2001 to 2009. Earlier in his career, he was an assistant professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York system.
In a statement, Dr. Pritchett said, “I am very excited to be returning to Penn and humbled by the appointment as Presidential Term Professor. Penn is an international leader in the effort to harness the resources of universities to solve the pressing problems of our society. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Law School and the rest of the University to further expand the University’s impact. I also look forward to work with my colleagues in the higher education division of the Penn Graduate School of Education to explore new ways to increase educational attainment in our society.”
Professor Pritchett is a graduate of Yale Law School and holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Brownsville, Brooklyn: Blacks, Jews, and the Changing Face of the Ghetto (University of Chicago Press, 2002) and Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City; The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer (University of Chicago Press, 2008).