Newman Hires New History Chair

Gary Baldwin

It is a pleasure to announce that Gary Baldwin will be the next History Chair at Newman.  Gary has degrees from Colgate, University of Nebraska, and Harvard University (ALM).  Gary is coming to us most recently from Episcopal High School in Virginia, but previously he worked at Canterbury in Connecticut as the Academic Dean and before that at The Lawrenceville School as a History Teacher.  At Lawrenceville, Gary was the consummate triple-threat: He taught all levels of History (including a very popular elective on Constitutional History), he coached house Football and Varsity Baseball, and he was the Housemaster of Hamill House, a boys’ residence hall for tenth and eleventh grade boys.  Gary is intellectually agile, well grounded in his field, and very engaging in the classroom.  Students responded immediately to his style, and there was strong consensus about his leadership from our History the department.  More than a few have commented that Gary, both in bearing and intellect, reminds them of Dr. Hal Sheets—this is a very flattering comparison at face value, but it also creates deeper connections between the past and future.  Gary is excited about New Orleans and eager to get to know the Newman community.  In addition to chairing the department and teaching history, Gary will teach a Capstone class on ‘Energy in the 21st Century.’  Gary is a natural intellect, an accomplished scholar, and a deeply involved participant in all aspects of the community.

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