Dr. Peter N. Stearns became Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University on January 1, 2000, serving as Provost until June 30, 2015. He was named University Professor in January 2011. He has taught previously at Harvard, the University of Chicago, Rutgers, and Carnegie Mellon; he was educated at Harvard University.
Dr. Stearns retired as Provost in June 2014 but maintains a robust faculty schedule. He has published widely in modern social history, including the history of emotions, and in world history; and has authored or edited over 130 books, mainly in social history and world history. Since 1967 he has served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Social History.
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
A.B. summa cum laude, 1957