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Victor W. Henningsen

Titles: Independence Foundation Instructor in History and Social Science, Day Student Advisor, Head Official: Track and Field
Department: History And Social Science
PA Start Date: 1974-1979; 1985-

Degrees
BA, Yale
MA, Stanford
EdD, Harvard

Profile
During my many years at Andover, I’ve served as a college counselor, cluster dean, house counselor (in both boys and girls dormitories), director of the outdoor program, and chair of the history department, in addition to what’s listed above. I teach world history to 9th and 10th-graders and American history to 11th and 12th graders. I also teach an advanced research seminar, “The Founders and Their World”, to seniors and supervise independent projects undertaken by seniors with specialized research interests. In recent years I held research fellowships with the Massachusetts Historical Society (2006) and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello (2010), and worked with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Massachusetts Historical Society developing on-line curricula on the coming of the American Revolution. In what passes for “spare time” I do regular political and cultural commentary for Vermont Public Radio.