Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dr. Rick Schubart, Phillips Exeter, Consulting Curator

A native of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Rick Schubart earned his BA in history at Kenyon College and subsequently his MA and PhD in American history at the State University of New York, Binghamton. Rick was appointed to the faculty of Phillips Exeter Academy in 1973 where he has taught in the history department, been the head of Amen and Dunbar Hall dormitories, and coached the varsity boys tennis team and girls varsity basketball teams. Rick has also served as the Dean of Admissions, Director of the Exeter Humanities Program, head of the Exeter Elderhostel Academy, the chair of the History Department, as well as Director of the Washington Intern Program on Capitol Hill during his years at Phillips Exeter. Rick is also the founder of the on-going Academy Summer Alumni program at the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. Most recently Rick was named to the Bates-Russell Distinguished Faculty Professorship that has him working on new model schools in the US as well as abroad that feature the Harkness table method of seminar teaching and learning.

A scholar of early American and Civil War history, Rick was named a Madison Fellow in Constitutional Studies and has worked with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Endowment for Humanities, the New Hampshire Humanities Council, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, the Gilder-Lehrman Institute, the Gettysburg Visitor Center and Foundation, as well as the Strawbery Banke Museum and American Independence Museum in New Hampshire. In 2008 Rick became a founding trustee of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society and Governor John Lynch appointed Rick to the NH Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

Strawbery Banke Museum is honored that Rick has agreed to be Consulting Curator for the Fitz John Porter project.

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