Advisory Board - Vol X (2016-17)
Dr. Anthony Monaco
President, Tufts University
Anthony P. Monaco became the thirteenth president of Tufts University on August 1, 2011. An accomplished leader, scientist and teacher, Dr. Monaco brings to the Tufts presidency deep-rooted commitments to academic excellence, diversity and inclusion, a global perspective, and a keen awareness of the power of higher education to advance individuals and society. Under his leadership, the university has undertaken a comprehensive strategic planning effort and is actively engaged in long-term capital planning to support needed investments in facilities and systems that sustain teaching, research and campus life. In concert with President Monaco’s commitment to broaden access to a Tufts education and contain costs, the university has launched a comprehensive assessment of its administrative and financial resources. A distinguished geneticist, Dr. Monaco served as pro-vice-chancellor for planning and resources at Oxford University from 2007 until his arrival at Tufts. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1981, and his M.D. and Ph.D. through Harvard Medical School’s Medical Scientist Training Program.
Dr. Beatrice Manz
Chair, Tufts University Department of History
Beatrice Forbes Manz is Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History. She has been teaching the history of the Middle East and Central Asia since 1985, with a broad range of courses covering the Islamic civilization from its inception to the modern period, modern Iran and Afghanistan, the Mongol Empire, and women in Islam, and more recently Islamic law. Her field of research is the Mongol Empire and its successor states within the Islamic world. Since writing The Rise and Rule of Tamerlane (Cambridge University Press, 1989) she has published Power, Politics and Religion in Timurid Iran (Cambridge University Press, 2007), which received the Houshang Pourshariati Iranian Studies Book Award. Other publications include an edited book, Central Asia in Historical Perspective (Westview Press, 1995). She is currently writing a survey history of nomad and sedentary relations in the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the present entitled Nomads in the Middle East, for the Cambridge series, “Themes in Islamic History.”
Dr. David Proctor
Lecturer, Tufts University Department of History
David Proctor is a triple jumbo, receiving his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Tufts. He has taught at Tufts as a senior section instructor and lecturer since 1996 specializing in the history of Europe, Byzantium, Southeastern Europe and papal-imperial relations. He is currently a Full-Lecturer in the department of History and serves as adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Classics and a member of the Core Faculty of the International Relations program and of the Archaeology program. He is also the recipient of the 2014 Gerald R. Gill Professor of the Year Award, as well as winner of the 2013 Lerman-Neubauer Prize for Outstanding Teaching and Advising.