1968, BA, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania; 1971, MA, and 1975, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 1976-2000, Assistant Professor to Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania. With Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts: 2001-07, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; since 2001, Lincoln Professor of History; since 2007, President. Since 2012, Member, Board of Directors, Staples. Author of six books, including This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (2008), a Pulitzer Prize finalist and one of the 10 Best Books of 2008, New York Times. Recipient of awards: One of 100 Most Influential People in the World, TIME Magazine (2007); 100 Most Powerful Women, Forbes magazine.