Lewis & Clark names noted cultural commentator Barry Glassner its 24th president

Lewis & Clark College:

The Lewis & Clark Board of Trustees has named Dr. Barry Glassner, a noted cultural commentator and the executive vice provost at the University of Southern California, as its 24th president. Chosen by a unanimous vote of the trustees, Glassner will begin his duties in late October.

Glassner has built a successful career as a professor and administrator at several institutions of higher education. A keen observer of American culture, Glassner is the author or coauthor of nine books, including The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things (1999), a national bestseller that was named a “Best Book of the Year” by the Los Angeles Times. An updated edition was released in 2010.

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