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Alumni Chair in Humanities


The Alumni Chair in Humanities provides leadership in establishing the humanities in the curriculum and in the broader intellectual life of the community; assists other humanities faculty in developing interdisciplinary courses; organizes humanities symposia; conducts research in the humanities; manages the humanities library fund; and maintains a visible presence for the humanities on campus.

The current chair is Professor Julius A. Amin (History). The previous six chairs are Professor Eugene August (English), Professor Michael Barnes (Religious Studies), Professor Richard Benedum (Music), Professor John Heitmann (History), Professor Patricia A. Johnson (Philosophy) and Professor Ellen L. Fleischmann (History).

Each chair has traditionally chosen to focus a large part of her or his endeavors on a broad-ranging theme that is of critical interest to the university community. 

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Julius Amin
Professor of History
Alumni Chair in Humanities

In the News
Diversity and Inclusion 02.21.22

Africa in Our Century is the theme of the 2022 Global Voices virtual symposium, hosted by professor Julius Amin, the University of Dayton’s Alumni Chair in Humanities. The two-day event examines the growing importance of Africa to the world’s present and future.

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Alumni Chair in Humanities

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