Robert Weisbuch is the former president of Drew University and a distinguished scholar of American literature. Prior to coming to Drew, Dr. Weisbuch spent eight years as president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, where he promoted initiatives to connect higher education to the social sectors beyond academia. He joined the foundation after 25 years at the University of Michigan, where he served as chair of the Department of English, associate vice president for research, associate dean for faculty programs, and interim dean of the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Dr. Weisbuch is a graduate of Wesleyan University and holds a PhD in English from Yale University. He received awards for both teaching and scholarship at Michigan, and is the author of books on Emily Dickinson and the stormy relations between British and American authors in the nineteenth century.