Will Fenton

Position
Program Officer in the Office of Challenge Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities
Bio/Description

Will Fenton is Program Officer in the Office of Challenge Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Editor of Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga (Red Planet Books & Comics, 2019), which received the American Association for State and Local History's 2021 Leadership in History Award.  Prior to joining the NEH, Will served as Director of Research and Public Programs at the Library Company of Philadelphia. He earned his Ph.D. from Fordham University in August 2018 (Department of English).

"One thing that I've learned in transitioning outside the academy is that I needed to build new networks. The networks that I had cultivated in grad school were well-tailored to going on the academic job market. To pursue opportunities beyond the professorate, I benefited enormously from the connections that I made working on projects outside or adjacent to my dissertation.

I have been connected to GradFUTURES programs since 2019. GradFUTURES is doing such important work supporting Princeton's doctoral students chart rewarding paths outside the academy."

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wfenton/
Social Media Links: https://twitter.com/WilliamFenton