Ben Dunlap is a true polymath, whose talents span poetry, opera, ballet, literature and administration. He is the president of South Carolina’s Wofford College.

Ben Dunlap was a dancer for four years with the Columbia City Ballet, kicking off a life of artistic and cultural exploration. A Rhodes Scholar, he did his PhD in English literature at Harvard, and is now the president of Wofford College, a small liberal arts school in South Carolina. He has taught classes on a wide variety of subjects, from Asian history to creative writing.

He's also a writer-producer for television, and his 19-part series The Renaissance has been adopted for use by more than 100 colleges. He has been a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Thailand and a moderator at the Aspen Institute.

"Dunlap's Wikipedia entry is the stuff of legend."

* Website: Ben Dunlap at Wofford College
* Website: Ben Dunlap at the Aspen Institute
* Website: Francis Robicsek

* Website: The Sandor Teszler Library
* Wikipedia: Ben Dunlap

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