David Scobey (SHS 1972)

HISTORIAN, RHODES SCHOLAR’ PROFESSOR AT MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY AND BATES COLLEGE

I taught David Scobey his senior year in high school. He earned a 5 on the AP exam and 800 on his achievement exam in American History.. My colleagues congratulated me on not giving David enough misinformation in the course of the year to mess him up. After Scarsdale High came Yale University and then Oxford University where David studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

After completing his award winning dissertation and teaching at Brandies University, David moved on to the University of Michigan where he was an Associate Professor of Architecture.  Presently he the director of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and a professor of 19th century American History at Bates College.