Edward J. Balleisen is Duke's Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as Professor of History and Public Policy. Balleisen has written widely on the historical intersections among law, business, and policy in the United States, as well as the evolution of American regulatory institutions and contemporary debates on regulatory governance. His most recent book is Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (Princeton, 2017). A national leader in conversations about the need to foster versatility among doctoral students, Balleisen is also the program director for Duke's three-year Next Generation Implementation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. As Vice Provost, Balleisen is responsible for facilitating cross-school collaborations around research, teaching, and outreach.