The Jolyon Pitt Girard Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence was established in 2009 in honor of Jolyon P. Girard, Ph.D., who taught history and political science at Cabrini for more than 30 years.
The Scholar‑in‑Residence enables the College to bring to campus historians or other appropriate scholars who have earned recognition for outstanding scholarship, and who share Girard’s passion for teaching.
The program was made possible by contributions from more than 120 donors.
The 2015–16 Jolyon Pitt Girard Distinguished Scholar‑in‑Residence is Heather Cox Richardson, Ph.D.
Heather Cox Richardson, Ph.D., teaches 19th-Century American history at both the undergraduate and graduate level at Boston College.
Her early work focuses on the transformation of political ideology from the Civil War to the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, examining issues of race, economics, westward expansion, and the construction of the concept of an American middle class.
She is currently working on an intellectual history of American politics and a graphic treatment of the Reconstruction Era.
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in the Mansion at Cabrini College5:30PM: Cocktails 6:00PM: Dinner 7:30–9:00PM: Keynote Lecture and Question-&-Answer Session
All are welcome to attend this free event.
To register to attend, please contact Rachael Lubberman at 610-902-8227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.