Professor David Nasaw is the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History at the CUNY Graduate Center and the current president of the Society of American Historians.
Professor Nasaw's most recent publication is The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, selected by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year and a 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Biography. He is also the author of Andrew Carnegie, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, the recipient of the New-York Historical Society's American History Book Prize, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst which was awarded the Bancroft Prize for History, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for Non-Fiction, the Ambassador Book Prize for Biography, and the Sperber Prize for Biography.
Professor Nasaw received his Ph.D. degree in history from Columbia University.