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James, Thomas
Provost & Dean of the College
Professor of History and Education
Arts & Humanities
212-678-3050

Office:
122 Zankel

Educational Background

B.A., Harvard University;
M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

Scholarly Interests

History of education; public policy and education; experiential learning

Courses

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/media-center/highlights/tom-james-is-tcs-new-provost/

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/media-center/highlights/whats-the-big-idea/

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