Ian BaucomIan Baucom Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Professor of English, University of Virg
On July 1, 2014 Ian Baucom began his tenure as the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Dean Baucom took the helm after serving 17 years in Duke University’s Department of English. He was a professor of English and directed the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke
Baucom earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Wake Forest University. He holds a Master of Arts degree in African Studies and a Ph.D. in English, both from Yale University. Since 1995, his career has included a series of teaching and administrative posts at Yale and Duke, with progressive responsibilities.
In addition to his role as professor and head of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Baucom currently serves as president of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. The international consortium is a hub for member humanities organizations to network, share ideas and best practices with a focus on cross-disciplinary activity. During his term as president, Baucom has focused on helping the consortium continue its efforts to expand its global scope and presence.