Blair Knapp Hall

Blair Knapp Hall

Established: 
1968
Current Use: 

Blair Knapp Hall is home to eight academic departments - Black Studies, Education, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology/Anthropology, and Women's Studies.

History & Architecture

Knapp Hall was the last of 15 major buildings constructed on campus during the presidency of A. Blair Knapp (1951-1968) and was named in his honor when he died unexpectedly of a heart attack before construction was completed. It is home to eight academic departments - Black Studies, Education, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology/Anthropology, and Women's Studies.

Central Campus
Deep inside the building, below many bustling academic departments, you’ll find the Knapp Hall Performance Lab, a former lecture hall renovated into a state-of-the-art facility where students, faculty, and renowned guests explore the performing arts.
Professor Sam Cowling

Listen to professor Sam Cowling discuss the Philosophy Department's rich and interesting history here at Denison in a podcast for the Tuesday Lunch Series.

Going green

With the campus starting to look green for spring, Denison is continuing its active campaign to go green and to be more sustainable.

Natalie Olivo ’13

In Denison’s Infant and Child Cognition lab, Professor Rebecca Rosenberg is studying infants’ brain power to better understand the adult mind.