Kevin Mulroy became the A.J. McFadden Dean of the Claremont Colleges Library and Professor of History and Cultural Studies at the Claremont Graduate University in July 2013. He is a member of the SCELC Board of Directors and the SPARC Steering Committee. Mulroy also serves on the Oversight Committee of the Lever Press, an open access publishing initiative involving Oberlin Group and other libraries, Amherst College Press, and Michigan Publishing.
Mulroy’s previous positions include Associate University Librarian for Academic Services at UCLA (2008-13); Associate Executive Director for Research Collections and Services, and Assistant Dean for Contracts and Grants at the University of Southern California (2001-08); and Director of Research and Publications at the Autry National Center (1993-2001).
Mulroy has written and edited three books on African American history; and he edited an exhibition catalog on international responses to the Western. Mulroy has presented and published widely on various aspects of US ethnic history, American Studies, popular culture, and academic librarianship.
Mulroy received an MA in US History and Politics and a PhD in American Studies from the University of Keele (England) and an MLS from Rutgers University.