Jonathan Scott Holloway
Jonathan Scott Holloway, PhD, Yale University, is a U.S. historian and the 21st president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He also serves as a university professor and distinguished professor. Prior to his presidency of Rutgers in 2020, Holloway was provost of Northwestern University from 2017 to 2020 and a member of the faculty of Yale University from 1999 to 2017. At Yale University, he served as Dean of Yale College and the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies.
President Holloway’s scholarly work focuses on postemancipation U.S. history with an emphasis on social and intellectual history. He is the author of The Cause of Freedom: A Concise History of African Americans (Oxford University Press, 2021), Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 (University of North Carolina Press, 2002), and Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940 (University of North Carolina Press, 2013). He edited Ralph Bunche’s A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro Leadership (New York University Press, 2005) and coedited Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the Twentieth Century (Notre Dame University Press, 2007).
Holloway serves on boards of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Academic Leadership Institute. He is also member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of American Historians, and the Council on Foreign Relations.