Professor of Humanities
Yale, B.A., 1966
Faculty member, City Colleges of Chicago, 1969 to present
(The following were panel discussions on various aspects of Criminal Justice Reform that have been archived through the Illinois Academy of Criminology)
University of Chicago School of Law, Death Penalty Reform
Appeared before the Illinois Supreme Court Special Committee on Capital Litigation and proposed that Illinois adopt a new rule for the conduct of prosecutors based on the ABA standard that: “it is the duty of the prosecutor to seek justice, not merely to convict.” The proposal was adopted by the full court and became law effective March, 2001.
Literature Lecture Series
In October, 1994, appeared on a Faculty Council Debate, televised by WYCC, the City Colleges of Chicago channel, proposed and defended the position that the City Colleges teach the Great Books.
In 1996, initiated a literature program at Wright College, Scholars at Wright, giving literary experts an opportunity to share their insights on one great book per semester to Wright College students, local advanced placement high school students and members of the community.
Scholars at Wright has taught Great Books to growing numbers of students, and, in 1997, received a mini-grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Illinois Humanities Council and the Illinois General Assembly.