Historical Hall of Fame:  Drew Gilpin Faust (born September 18, 1947) is one of the premier historians writing on the American South and the Civil War.
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Drew Gilpin Faust (1947- ) of Clarke County, Virginia, wrote the seminal book Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (1996) which won many honors, including the Society of American Historians' Francis Parkman Prize, and This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (2008) which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize.

Dr. Faust's scholarship and leadership in higher education have been recognized by numerous academic honors, leadership positions in major American historical organizations, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and to the American Philosophical Society.                                                                                                                           

Faust's devotion to teaching and higher education is just as strong as her record of scholarship. She won several teaching awards during twenty-five years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, where she directed the Women's Studies Program. She served as the first dean of the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and transformed the former college into a multidisciplinary center for advanced scholarship. In 2007, Faust became the twenty-eighth president of Harvard University, the first woman to hold that position in the institution's history.

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