Roger Ekirch

Virginia Tech
203 Draper Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(tel) 540-231-5547
(fax) 540-231-5761

Roger Ekirch is an award-winning author and a professor of history who received his education at Dartmouth College and Johns Hopkins University.  Although early America and the American Revolution remain his teaching interests, his writing, which has been translated into six languages, has included both American and European history, as well as the history of sleep. A periodic guest on NPR, the BBC, and the CBC, he is the author of four books, among them At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past (W.W. Norton, 2005), the recipient of multiple prizes. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, the International Herald Tribune, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and he is a frequent book reviewer for the Wall Street Journal. In addition to a Guggenheim fellowship, he has garnered four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2009, he received the University’s Alumni Award for Research Excellence.