Denison President To Speak At Stanford University Conference
Posted: October 30, 2001
Denison University President Dale T. Knobel will participate in a conference at Stanford University on Saturday, November 2 on "White Supremacy, Black Liberation: Comparative and National Perspectives." The two day conference will feature paper presentations by scholars from across the country. Knobel's presentation "'Real Americans': Race and Ethnicity in Antebellum Ultra-Nationalist Ideology" will be given during a two-hour panel on "White Supremacy: Roots and Evolution."
An active scholar in the field of American history, Knobel is the author of three books and numerous articles. His most recent volume,America for the Americans: The Nativist Movement in the United States, was published by Simon & Schuster in 1996.
Knobel is Denison's 19th president. He did his first year of college study at Denison in 1967-68. He subsequently earned his bachelor's degree,cum laude, from Yale University in 1971 and his doctorate from Northwestern University in 1976. Before coming to Denison, Knobel had been provost, dean of the faculty, and professor of history for two years at Southwestern University, a private, selective liberal arts college of 1,200 in Georgetown, Texas. He also served on the faculty and as director of the Honors Program at Texas A&M University for 19 years. Knobel is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Organization of American Historians, the Immigration History Society, and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, the Director of American Scholars, and the Dictionary of International Biography.
The conference is in honor of George Fredrickson, an outstanding scholar of American ethnic race relations. Fredrickson is an endowed chair holder at Stanford University and past president of the Organization of American Historians.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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