Biography of President David R. Evans, Ph.D.

David R. Evans has served as President of Southern Vermont College since January, 2015.

Before that, he was Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Buena Vista University from 2008 though the end of 2014. Previously, he was Dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University (2005-2008), Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English, Speech and Journalism at Georgia College & State University (2000-2005), and a member of the faculty (1990-2000) and chair of the Department of English (1996-2000) at Cornell College.

A native of Los Angeles, he holds a B.A from Pomona College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, all in English.

He has published and on various aspects of Early Modern English literature and culture, particularly travel literature and aristocratic and genteel identity. More recently, he has spoken nationally and internationally and written extensively on professional issues including faculty hiring and careers, training for administrators, and the future of small private colleges in The Chronicle of Higher Education and elsewhere.

He is a regular presenter, facilitator, and session leader for programs sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges.

He enjoys travel, golf, gardening and leisure and professional reading. He and his wife, Ursula McCarty, are passionate collectors of New Mexico Hispanic devotional art, Turkish textiles and ceramics, other traditional and folk art forms, and stray dogs and cats.   

Past Articles Written by David Evans