Roger Kimball (born 1953) is a conservative U.S. art critic and social commentator. He was educated at Bennington College and Yale University, and first gained prominence in the early 1990s with the publication of his book, Tenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Higher Education. Additionally, he is co-editor and co-publisher of The New Criterion magazine and the publisher of Encounter Books. He also serves on the board of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and as a Visitor of Ralston College, a start-up liberal arts college based in Savannah, Georgia.Kimball lectures widely and is a frequent contributor to many newspapers and journals, including The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Spectator, The New Criterion, The Times Literary Supplement, and The New York Sun. Kimball is also a regular contributor to The New Criterion's weblog Armavirumque. In the autumn of 2007 he inaugurated Roger's Rules, a regular column at the Pajamas Media weblog, which was launched in the spring of 2006.