Alan Brinkley (1949-2019) was the Allan Nevins Professor of History and former provost at Columbia University, where he received the Great Teacher Award in 2003. Before moving to Clumbia, he taught history at Harvard University for seven years. He also taught at both Oxford University and Cambridge University. He was the author or co-author of numerous books, including Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression which won the National Book Award in 1983. He co-authored several university-level history textbooks.