Ben Vinson III has been appointed chairman of the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The center is a nonprofit institute dedicated to advanced study in the humanities. Dr. Vinson was previously a member of the organization’s board for five years, and a fellow of the center before then.
Dr. Vinson is the provost and executive vice president of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to that, he served as dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University in Wshington, D.C.. He has held teaching positions at Johns Hopkins University, Pennsylvania State University, and Barnard College.
Dr. Vinson holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University in New York City.