Schmidt installed as Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor

Leigh E. Schmidt, PhD, receives a medallion from Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton as he is installed as the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Schmidt delivered an address, “Mystics, Cranks, and William James,” during his Sept. 3 installation ceremony, held in Holmes Lounge, Ridgley Hall. A historian of American religion, Schmidt joined the faculty of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics in 2011. He is also a professor of humanities in Arts & Sciences with an affiliated appointment in the Department of History. Wrighton and Barbara A. Schaal, PhD, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, presided over the ceremony. To read Schmidt’s installation address, visit here.

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