Warren Goldstein, professor of history and chair of the history department, College of Arts and Sciences, will be presented with the James E. and Frances W. Bent Award for Scholarly and/or Artistic Creativity. Goldstein is a nationally recognized scholar and author whose latest book, William Sloane Coffin, Jr.: A Holy Impatience (2004), drew widespread praise from reviewers. He also is the author of Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball (1989) and A Brief History of American Sports (1993). Goldstein has been awarded research grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Louisville Institute.
His essays, reviews, commentaries have appeared in a wide range of publications, including and op-eds about sports, history, education, religion, politics, and national security issues have appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Nation, Christian Century, Commonweal, the National Catholic Reporter, the Times Literary Supplement, Tikkun, the Yale Alumni Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe and numerous other newspapers. He is the author of Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball and (with Elliott Gorn) A Brief History of American Sports, as well as the biography William Sloane Coffin, Jr.: A Holy Impatience, and (with Christopher Gabrieli) Time to Learn: How a New School Schedule is Making Smarter Kids, Happier Parents, and Safer Neighborhoods.
He's the father of three grown children and lives in New York City with his wife, the Rev. Donna Schaper.