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Patrick Allitt - April 09, 2007

Patrick Allitt

Professor of History; Director, Center for Teaching and Curriculum, Emory University

"The Crisis of Education in America"

8:00 PM Monday, April 09, 2007
University Center

Dr. Allitt is an Englishman who for twenty years has taught American history to American students. His recently published book, I’m the Teacher, You’re the Student: A Semester in the University Classroom, is based on his life as a teacher in America. In his lecture, he will comment on the relatively poor academic performance of American schoolchildren.

"The Transformation of American Conservatism, 1955-2001"

3:10 PM Monday, April 09, 2007
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Patrick Allitt. After completing his undergraduate work at Oxford University, he earned a Ph.D. in American History at UC, Berkeley in 1985. For the next three years, he was a Henry Luce Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School. Since 1988, he has been a member of the History Department at Emory University, where he teaches courses on American Intellectual History, Religion in American Life, Environmental History, The American West, and America and Vietnam. He has published five books:

  • Catholic Intellectuals and Conservative Politics in America: 1950-1985 (Cornell, 1993)
  • Catholic Converts: British and American Intellectuals Turn to Rome (Cornell, 1997)
  • Major Problems in American Religious History, editor (Houghton Mifflin, 2000)
  • Religion in America Since 1945: A History (Columbia, 2003)
  • I’m the Teacher, You’re the Student: A Semester in the University Classroom (Pennsylvania, 2004)

He currently is writing a book on the history of American conservatism from the American Revolution to 2001.