The Andrew Cayton Memorial Fund

Andrew Cayton, NHC

Professor Andrew Cayton (May 9, 1954 – December 17, 2015)

The Andrew Cayton Memorial Fund has been established to support the critical work of humanities scholars at the National Humanities Center, where Drew was a Fellow during the 2012–2013 academic year. Specifically, this fund will support the Center’s annual webinars in early American studies, enriching the work of high school teachers across the country, but with an audience now expanding to include community college teachers and adult education generally. The Fund is made possible by generous contributions from Drew’s friends and associates.

About Andrew Cayton (1954–2015)

Professor Cayton passed away December 17, 2015, following a seven-month battle with cancer.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 9, 1954, and graduated from Marietta (Ohio) High School in 1972. Drew received his B.A. in History from the University of Virginia (1976), and his A.M. (1977) and Ph.D. (1981) in History from Brown University.

An eminent scholar of Early American and Atlantic World History as well as a gifted teacher, he taught at Harvard University, Wellesley College, Ball State University, Miami University, Leiden University, and Ohio State University. At Miami University, his academic home for twenty-five years, he held the title of University Distinguished Professor. In fall of 2015, he moved to The Ohio State University to occupy the Warner Woodring Chair in History.

Drew is remembered as an exemplar for all: a great teacher, a great scholar, and a loyal and dedicated public servant.

Contributions to the Fund can be made online or mailed directly:

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The National Humanities Center
Attn: Heidi Camp
PO Box 12256
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709–2256