Ray A. Billington Visiting Professor of United States History
Billington Professor of History
- Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Swan Hall 307
Education: B.A. Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Rochester
Casey Nelson Blake has been named the Billington Professor of History, a one-year appointment made jointly with the Huntington Library. A history and American studies professor at Columbia University since 1999, he received his Ph.D. (history) from the University of Rochester in 1987 and his B.A. (history) from Wesleyan University in 1978. He has also taught at Reed College, Indiana University, and Washington University, and was the founding director of the American studies program at Columbia College. He is the editor of the book series The Arts and Intellectual Life in the United States. He is currently writing Public Art and the Civic Imagination in Modernist America for the University of Chicago Press. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Lectureship (2006), a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2001-02), a Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship (1994-95), and a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship (1978-79), among other honors and awards.