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, Anthropology & Sociology, and Women's & Gender 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, Anthropology & Sociology, and Women's & Gender 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.
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A path to working past differences: engage with each other’s ideas.

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.