Ethics & Public Policy Center

Bruce Cole, Former NEH Chairman, Joins EPPC

July 30, 2012


The Ethics and Public Policy Center is delighted to announce that Dr. Bruce Cole, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 2001 to 2009, is joining EPPC as a Senior Fellow in order to continue his expert work on the teaching of American history and civics and on private and federal cultural policy.

Under Dr. Cole’s leadership, the NEH launched key initiatives, including We the People, a program designed to encourage the teaching, study and understanding of American history and culture, and the Picturing America project, which uses great American art to teach our nation’s history and culture in 80,000 schools and public libraries nationwide. Among his many other achievements, Dr. Cole is the author of fourteen books, an accomplished academic, and recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal and of nine honorary doctorate degrees. He also is the former President and CEO of the American Revolution Center, the first national institution devoted to exploring the history and continuing impact of the American Revolution.

“We are honored and grateful that Bruce Cole will be joining our ranks,” EPPC President Ed Whelan declared. “He is a superb scholar with a deep appreciation for American history and for our founding principles, and he has an ardent desire to help others share that appreciation.”

“I’m very pleased to be joining EPPC’s outstanding team of scholars,” said Dr. Cole, “and to help advance EPPC’s important mission of applying and defending core American principles.”

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