Richard Hersh

Higher Ed

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Richard H. Hersh has served as president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Trinity College of Hartford, and provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Hampshire and Drake University. He also served as vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Oregon and was director of the Center for Moral Education at Harvard University. In his early career, he was a high school teacher, professor and dean of teacher education. Hersh has written several books on moral development and education and also given numerous talks in the past few years on the crucial importance of liberal education in the 21st century. He is co-author of the book, “We’re Losing Our Minds: Rethinking American Higher Education,” and he was interviewed on The Colbert Report when it was published in 2012. He is currently teaching at Yale University.