Professor Tony Badger
Emeritus Master and Paul Mellon Professor of American History
Clare College, Cambridge
Tony was a lecturer in the History Department of Newcastle University from 1971 to 1991. He held the Andrew Mellon Visiting Professorship at Tulane University, New Orleans from January to May 2000. In 1992, he moved to the University of Cambridge, having been appointed Paul Mellon Professor of American History. He retired from Cambridge at the end of the 2013/2014 academic year and took up a post as Professor of American History at Northumbria University Newcastle.
He served on the Cambridge University Council from 1988 to 2002 and 2005 to 2008. He chaired its Audit Committee between 2001 and 2002, and chaired the search committee in 2002 that secured the appointment of Alison Richard as Vice-Chancellor. Since 2004, he has been the chairman of Cambridge Assessment, the major examination and assessment body.