Thomas B. F. Cummins Appointed Director of Dumbarton Oaks

March 1, 2021
Professor Thomas Cummins

Harvard History of Art and Architecture professor Thomas B. F. Cummins has been named the new director of Dumbarton Oaks, a Harvard-owned research institution in Washington, D.C., according to a Tuesday press release.

Cummins has served as interim director of the institution since July 2020, when Classics professor Jan M. Ziolkowski left the role after 13 years.

“An eminent scholar and seasoned administrator, Tom has proven to be a wise and compassionate leader while serving as interim director of Dumbarton Oaks, and praise for his leadership has come from many quarters,” Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin E. Kelsey said in the press release. “I have every confidence that the Dumbarton Oaks community will thrive under his leadership.”

More details can be found in the article on the Harvard Crimson