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In 1994, the Wayne G. Basler Chair of Excellence for the Integration of the Arts,
Rhetoric, and Science was named in honor of an individual who has continuously supported
the university over many years. This chair helps to bridge the gap in academia between
the sciences, the arts, and the humanities disciplines.
Chairholders serve for one semester, or the equivalent, allowing a number of individuals from a variety of fields to participate over time. The primary duties of the chairholder are to teach two courses, typically one undergraduate and one graduate, and to present four public lectures/performances.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m.
Art Can Save Lives
Basler Chair Lecture w/Dr. Eric Avery
Tuesday, Mar., 26, 6 p.m.
Eric Avery, Dave DiMarchi, & Sage Perrott—Artist Book & Print Collaborations
Basler Chair Panel Discussion
Thursday, Apr. 18, 5-7 p.m.
Epidemic: Dr. Eric Avery & Adam DelMarcelle
Exhibition talk, reception, & activities
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 12-1 p.m.
Fold & Stitch: Making Simple Books with Eric Avery and Anita DeAngelis
TBA, free but registration required
|Mathematics and Statistics||2017-19|
|Katina Heil||Literature and Language||2017-19|
|Scott Honeycutt||Literature and Language||2018-20|
|Dan Westover||Literature and Language||2018-20|
Nominations are solicited from faculty during the spring semester; notification is
distributed to the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences via e-mail. A nomination should
consist of a letter of nomination and the nominee's CV. The letter should justify
the choice, with emphasis on how the individual would contribute to the interdisciplinary
nature of the position, and should address
his/her public speaking and ability to interact with students. It will be assumed that the nominator has consulted with the individual and determined that he/she would be interested in the position, should it be offered.
2017-2018 Dr. Liam Campbell
2016-2017 Dr. Jeff Todd Titon
2015-2016 Dr. Lee Anne Wilson
2013-2014 Mary Jane Jacob
2012-2013 Dr. Thomas Schmickl
2011-2012 Dr. Jennings Bryant
2010-2011 Dr. Molly Faries
2009-2010 Dr. Phillip Rhodes
2008-2009 Dr. Graham Leonard
2007-2008 Ivars Peterson
2006-2007 Dr. George Kampis
2005-2006 Dr. Martin A. Hendry
2004-2005 Mr. Mel Chin
2003-2004 Mr. John Blake, Jr.
2002-2003 Dr. John Shelton Reed
2001-2002 Dr. Anne LaBastille
2000-2001 Dr. George Gale
1999-2000 Lia Alther
1999-2000 Pat Cronin
1998-1999 Corame Richey Mann
1997-1998 Gustavo Perez Firmat
1996-1997 John Bowers