Eric Widmer

Dr. Eric Widmer (born 1940 in Beirut) is an American scholar and educator. He was educated at Deerfield, Williams, and Harvard. After finishing his Ph.D, he joined the faculty at Brown teaching Chinese History and would then go on to spend much of his career there as a dean. He then served as Deerfield Academy's 54th Headmaster from 1994 to 2006, and was succeeded in that post by Margarita O'Byrne Curtis. He left the school to assume the position of founding headmaster at King's Academy in Madaba, Jordan, which began its first academic year in fall 2007. He speaks six languages including French and Chinese.

He is married to Meera Viswanathan, a longstanding member of the East Asian studies and comparative literature departments at Brown University. Provided by Wikipedia
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