Tim  Lacy


Love Nicholas Carr, though I'm no slavish admirer. ...Otherwise, here is my standard 173-word bio (for 150 bio requests): Tim Lacy is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the History Department at Monmouth College, where he teaches U.S. and world history. His specialties are intellectual and cultural history, as well as the history of education. Topical interests include the history of philosophy, Catholicism, Chicago history, print culture, and historiography. Lacy completed his doctorate at Loyola University Chicago, and is revising his dissertation—titled “Making a Democratic Culture: The Great Books Idea, Mortimer J. Adler, and Twentieth-Century America”—into two (different) books. One is under contract with Palgrave Macmillan, the other needs more work. Articles by him have appeared in the Journal of the History of Ideas, American Catholic Studies, The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and various encyclopedias. He co-founded the U.S. Intellectual History weblog and helped organize its first two annual conferences. Prior to Monmouth, Lacy worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago under Robert Remini, and taught part-time at various Chicago-area institutions, including Dominican University, Northeastern Illinois University, the City Colleges of Chicago, and the Newberry Library.

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