Faculty Advisory Board

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. James Rice

Chair, Tufts University Department of History

A sixth-generation Californian, I traveled “back East” for a B.A. in History at the Colorado College, then went on to earn a Ph.D. in early American History at the University of Maryland. Before coming to Tufts I taught at a variety of institutions, including SUNY Plattsburgh, Washington College, and Tübingen University.

My scholarship and teaching are aimed at breaking down the barriers between what are often treated as separate subjects: between American history and Native American history, between colonial American and “prehistory,” between the national histories of what are today the United States, Mexico, and Canada, and above all between History and neighboring disciplines. I’m currently staying busy by developing a new course on global environmental history while also working on two books: the first is a synthesis of Native American environmental history from Oaxaca to the Arctic and from the first human habitation of North America to the present, while the second is a reappraisal of England’s first permanent American colony (entitled Founding Massacres: Violence, Ambition, and the Birth of Virginia).

Dr. David Proctor

Senior 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 Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and serves as adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics and a member of the Core Faculty of the International Relations program, the Archaeology program, the Middle Eastern Studies program, and the Medieval Studies program.