Sean Decatur

President, Kenyon College

Sean Decatur is president of Kenyon College, a position he has held since July 2013. He was previously dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College for five years, teaching chemistry and biochemistry. From 1995 to 2008, Decatur taught chemistry at Mount Holyoke College, serving as the Marilyn Dawson Sarles Professor of Life Sciences and associate dean of faculty for science from 2005 to 2008. Decatur has published op-ed pieces on higher education in the New York Times Room for Debate and received numerous fellowships and awards, including the Diverse Magazine Emerging Scholar of 2007 and the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in 2003.

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