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Peter Rutkoff is an award-winning teacher and writer. He founded and chairs the American Studies program at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. At Kenyon he was the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor from 1997 to 2000 and the Robert Oden Professor of American Studies from 2004 and 2009.

As The co-founder of the Crossroads Seminar in African American studies, Rutkoff specializes and directs several projects that work in close collaboration with secondary teachers across Ohio.

Rutkoff is the co-author, with Will Scott, of three books, New School, New York Modern: The Arts and the City, and Fly Away: The Great African American Migrations. He has also written several works of fiction including a collection of short stories, Cooperstown Chronicles, and the novels Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago and Irish Eyes.

Rutkoff co-directed several Teaching American History Projects, was awarded Fulbright fellowships to Paris in 1968 and Cyprus in 2005, and was the recipient of Kenyon’s Trustee Teaching Excellence Award in 2004.

A native of New York City, educated at St. Lawrence University and the University of Pennsylvania, Rutkoff has resided in Gambier Ohio since 1971.

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