20 May

Dr. Benjamin Fitzpatrick joins Kentucky Humanities Board of Directors

Dr. Benjamin Fitzpatrick has been elected to serve on the Kentucky Humanities board of directors. 


During his term on the 23-person volunteer board, Dr. Fitzpatrick will help set policies, award project grants to community organizations, and participate in fundraising to help meet the growing demand for Kentucky Humanities’ programs. Based in Lexington, Kentucky Humanities and its community partners across the Commonwealth invest more than $1 million annually in support of public humanities programs throughout the state.


Dr. Fitzpatrick is an assistant professor of history at Morehead State University, where he has been teaching since 2010. 


Before coming to Morehead, Dr. Fitzpatrick was a professor at Florida State College, a visiting lecturer at Indiana University South Bend, a lecturer at Eastern Kentucky University, and a teaching assistant at the University of Notre Dame.


Fitzpatrick was a contributor to The Kentucky African-American Encyclopedia, has been invited to present at conferences, has served on many department and university panels and committees, and has been a reviewer for Kentucky Humanities’ Kentucky Chautauqua® auditions and reviews.


Fitzpatrick earned bachelor of arts degrees in history and English from Eastern Kentucky University, a master of arts and Ph.D. in American history from the University of Notre Dame.