Richard R. Beeman

Richard BeemanRichard R. Beeman, Ph.D., is the John Welsh Centennial Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a member of the Penn faculty for more than 40 years, serving in several positions, including dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He is a historian of the American Revolutionary Era and has written seven books and several dozen articles on aspects of America’s political and constitutional history in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

He has received numerous awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has served as a Fulbright Professor in the United Kingdom and Vyvian Harmsworth Distinguished Professor of American History at Oxford University.

Dr. Beeman earned a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in 1964, an M.A. from the College of William and Mary in 1965, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1968.

Topics:
American Revolution
Constitutional Convention
Founding Fathers
Separation of Church and State
Bill of Rights
Presidency