Following a nationwide search, the National Humanities Center has named Andrew T. Mink as its new Vice President for Education Programs. He will succeed Richard R. Schramm, who is set to retire in July.
Mink will lead the Center’s efforts to strengthen humanities teaching at both the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels, which combine live webinars, interactive classroom lessons, and extensive digital archives of primary source materials.
A native of Virginia, Mink began his career as a public school teacher in 1993. For the past 14 years, he has served in a variety of leadership roles focused on teacher training, scholarly outreach, digital innovation, and experiential learning.
“Andy Mink’s experience as an educational consultant, as director of educational outreach programs at UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia, and his extensive work with high school teachers are impressive,” said NHC President Robert D. Newman. “His success securing external funding, his service on several national education boards, and his technological sophistication make him a great fit to succeed Richard Schramm, who has built this significant dimension of the NHC’s mission.”
“I am excited to be joining the staff of the Center,” said Mink. “I have dedicated my professional life to supporting innovation in humanities education, and the Center’s work in this arena makes it the ideal place for me to continue that work.”
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The National Humanities Center is the world’s only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study in all areas of the humanities. Through its residential fellowship program, the Center provides scholars with the resources necessary to generate new knowledge and to further understanding of all forms of cultural expression, social interaction, and human thought. Through its education programs, the Center strengthens teaching on the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels. Through public engagement intimately linked to its scholarly and educational programs, the Center promotes understanding of the humanities and advocates for their foundational role in a democratic society.