2006 Beberman Award Winner: Peter N. Stearns

Peter N. Stearns, a member of the Uni High Class of 1953 and Provost and chief academic officer of George Mason University, was selected as the 2006 Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient. Dr. Stearns is a historian by training who has written or edited over 90 books on innovative topics in history, such as the history of emotions and the history of modern American child rearing. Dr. Stearns completed his undergraduate degree and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Rutgers University, and Carnegie Mellon University before coming to George Mason University. Dr. Stearns has been the Provost at George Mason since January 2000. He also teaches courses in World History and Cultural History. As of 2006, his most recent book is on world opinion and contemporary history. Past Vice President of the American Historical Association in charge of the Teaching Division, Stearns currently serves as chair of the Advanced Placement World History committee. He founded and continues to serve as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social History.

Congratulations Mr. Stearns, the 2006 Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

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