Edward L. Ayers (born January 22, 1953) is the current president of the University of Richmond, having served in this capacity since July 1, 2007. Prior to his appointment, he had been on the faculty of the University of Virginia since 1980, most recently as the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences[1]. In 1997, Ayers helped found the Virginia Center for Digital History and served as its director until 2001[1]. Ayers also oversaw the Valley of the Shadow project and has long been an advocate of digital history. [2].

In June 2008, Ayers and Brian Balogh and Peter Onuf, two former colleagues at the University of Virginia, began hosting a public radio call-in program called 'BackStory with the American History Guys' [3].

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Ayers received his Bachelor of Arts degree (1974) in American Studies from the University of Tennessee and his Master of Arts degree (1977) and Ph.D. (1980) in American Studies from Yale University.[4]

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