Dr. Robert E. Witt is a Professor and President Emeritus at The University of Alabama. He completed his B.A. in Economics at Bates College, his MBA at Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School, and his Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to coming to UA, Dr. Witt serves 27 years in the Business School at UT-Austin, the last ten years as dean. He was the president of UT-Arlington before becoming president of UA in 2003. In 2012, he became Chancellor of The University of Alabama System. After serving four years as chancellor, Dr. Witt retired from administration and joined the faculty of the Honors College. His Honors College seminars, “A Republic if You Can Keep It” and “Restoring our Divided Nation,” focus on our country’s political, economic, and cultural environment.