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Dr. Andrew Preston

Dr. Andrew Preston

Andrew Preston BA, MA, Ph.D.

 Dr. Andrew Preston, a distinguished academic and author, is presently a senior lecturer in History at Clare College, University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

 Dr. Preston’s most recent work, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy (2012), was the winner of the prestigious Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and earned second place in the Cundill Prize in History sponsored by the University of McGill. Dr. Preston is also author of four other books on American History as well as numerous articles and papers.

Dr. Preston graduated from BCI in 1992 and during his five years at the school was a member of the football and basketball teams as well as member of the Reach for the Top team. Following his graduation from BCI he attended the University of Toronto earning an honours degree in History, followed by an MA from the London School of Economics and then a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.

Before his current post at Clare College, Dr. Preston taught History and International Studies at Yale University as well as schools in Canada and Switzerland. He has also been a fellow at the Cold War Studies Program at the London School of Economics. 

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