Dr. Kaye was an associate professor in The Pennsylvania State University Department of History from 2002-2016, a Society of Civil War Historians member, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Civil War Era from 2011-2014. Tony was an expert on slavery and emancipation in the United States and was interested in exploring the intersections where political history and social history meet, such as the struggles, crises, ideas, and everyday practices that shaped American politics and were shaped by it.
Tony served as the National Humanities Center’s vice president of scholarly programs since July 2016. He originally went to the Center in the fall of 2015 as the Robert F. and Margaret Goheen Fellow to work on his project, Taking Canaan: Rethinking the Nat Turner Revolt. Following an international search for a new vice president for scholarly programs, Kaye was selected to join the staff of the Center and assume leadership of the Center’s world renowned program in scholarly research.