Dr. Bradley W. Bateman took office as Randolph College’s 10th president on July 1, 2013. He was announced on February 14, 2013 after a 10-month search.
Bateman previously served as provost and executive vice president at Denison University in Ohio. In his role as the chief academic officer, he had oversight over the curriculum, faculty hiring, and the tenure process. He also had responsibility for the library, computing services, intercollegiate athletics, off-campus study, the Office of the Registrar, and the Denison Museum.
Bateman is the author of Keynes’s Uncertain Revolutionand co-author (with Roger Backhouse) of Capitalist Revolutionary: John Maynard Keynes. He is also co-editor (with Roger Backhouse) of the Cambridge Companion to Keynes.
His work on the religious influences on American economics has appeared in many journals, including theJournal of Economic Perspectives, History of Political Economy, and the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. He is co-editor (with Spencer Banzhof) ofKeeping Faith; Losing Faith: Religious Belief and Political Economy. Currently, he is working on a book on the religious influences in the formation of American economics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and how the discipline subsequently became secularized.
Bateman has been a National Humanities Center Fellow (1999-2000), and he is a former president of the History of Economics Society (2006-07). He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, History of Political Economy, History of Economics Thought and Policy.
Before coming to Denison in 2007, Bateman was an associate dean and the Gertrude B. Austin Chair of Economics at Grinnell College, where he also served as acting director of both the Center for Prairie Studies and the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights.
Bateman earned his B.A. in economics from Alma College and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kentucky.