Daniel K. Richter

Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History

Richard S. Dunn Director at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Daniel K. Richter is the Richard S. Dunn Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and his research and teaching focus on colonial North America and on Native American history before 1800. Prior to joining the Penn faculty, he taught at Dickinson College and the University of East Anglia, and he has been a visiting professor at Columbia University. He served as acting chair of Penn’s Department of History in 2013-2014. In 2016 he received the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Ph.D. Teaching and Mentoring from the University of Pennsylvania.

About the Donors

Robert L. McNeil, Jr.

The late Robert L. McNeil, Jr. established this directorship in 1994 in honor of the McNeil Center's founding director, Richard S. Dunn.

Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols

The Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Chairs of American History were established by the late Roy and Jeannette Nichols, longtime members of the history faculty.

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