Brann served as St. John’s dean from 1990-97. St. John’s is a liberal arts college known for its “great books” curriculum, in which all students follow the same course of study based on the reading and discussion of classic books of the Western tradition.
Brann received the President’s National Humanities Medal in 2005 and the Yale Alumni Association’s Wilbur Cross Medal in 2006. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Brooklyn College and a master’s in classics and a Ph.D. in archaeology from Yale University. Brann is the author of nine books and numerous book chapters and articles. Her 1979 book, “Paradoxes of Education in a Republic,” provides an enlightening analysis of American education that places the recent debate on the means and ends of a liberal education in new perspective.
The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Liberal Education at Transylvania and funded by the Bingham Program for Excellence in Teaching.
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