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Michael T. Orr

Michael Orr

Michael T. Orr

Lake Forest College

Michael T. Orr joined the administration at Lake Forest College in June 2011 as Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of Art.

Before coming to Lake Forest College, he served on the faculty at Lawrence University for 22 years. At Lawrence he chaired the Department of Art and Art History for many years and also chaired a number of university-wide committees. In 2009-10 he was selected as an American Council on Education Fellow and spent the academic year at Macalester College. Following that assignment, he was appointed Special Assistant to the President and given responsibility for coordinating the work of Lawrence's Strategic Planning Task Force, Long-Range Financial Planning Committee and Governance Committee.

After receiving his B.A. with honors in the history of art from University College London, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in art history from Cornell University. A scholar of medieval art, he specializes in the study of late medieval English illuminated manuscripts.