Catharine Drew Gilpin Faust is an American historian and educator who was born in New York City in 1947. She graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1968 and from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. As a professor of the University of Pennsylvania between 1976 and 2000, Faust has written numerous works about the antebellum and Civil War South. Such works include Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (1997) and This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (2008). By 2001, she was the first person to become the dean of the Harvard’s Institute for Advanced Study as well as a history professor at Harvard.

Harvard University provides a comprehensive history of its 28th President, Drew Gilpin Faust.

Harvard University’s publication The Harvard Crimson shares expectations of Drew Gilpin Faust’s ascension to the position that Lawrence H. Summers previously held.

Drew Gilpin Faust’s installation address is an impassioned commitment to the future she is building.

News from quotes Drew Faust’s moving words, “I can imagine no higher calling, no more exciting adventure than to serve as the president of Harvard.”

The New York Times writes of Faust as “A ‘Rebellious Daughter’ to Lead Harvard” for their Woman In The News column.

In “The First Female Harvard President Discusses Priorities and Goals” major media network PBS interviews Drew Faust on her monumental selection to lead a university with Harvard’s history and renown.

Drew Gilpin Faust contributed the cover article for Harvard Magazine’s May-June 2003 Features section. Entitled “Living History,” it shares how the segregated South shaped a schoolgirl’s childhood as she relates it in a letter to “Mr. Eisenhower.”

The Louisiana University Press extends their congratulations to Drew Faust who is also one of their prominent authors.

Commemorating the Civil War, James M. McPherson of The Wall Street Journal considers Drew Gilpin Faust’s “This Republic of Suffering” as a definitive telling of this historical event.

A resource for “Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Inspiration.” Project Muse catalogues “The Dread Void of Uncertainty” penned by Drew Gilpin Faust, noted historian and professor.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society traces Drew Faust’s ancestry to that of notable kin in highlights “In Faust, Early Bold Streak.”