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Tiger Eye Reading Room-- Tim Lacy Interview  -  January 15, 2007, 9:00 am LiSRadio Webcast: Tiger Eye Reading Room Series

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Tim Lacy
Loyola University

Tim Lacy earned a Ph.D. in U.S. history at Loyola University Chicago. His areas of competency are post-Civil War cultural and intellectual history, as well as the history of education. Lacy's dissertation is titled "Making a Democratic Culture: The Great Books Idea, Mortimer J. Adler, and Twentieth Century America." That project traced the great books idea from its origins in Britain and America's trans-Atlantic, English-speaking Victorian literary culture, to the idea's ups and downs relative to its most prominent promoter, Mortimer Adler. Lacy is currently working on turning the dissertation into a book. He has taught undergraduate, graduate, and adult education courses in institutions around Chicago, but currently works as a student advisor with Loyola's Pre-Health Professions Office. Lacy lives in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood with his wife, Jodi, who is an Adler Planetarium curator. And no, he says, the planetarium is not named after Mortimer!

He keeps a website at History and Education


[Dr. Charley Seavey]

Dr. Charley Seavey
Associate Professor
University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies


Charley Seavey interviews Tim Lacy about the history of reading and the Great Books idea.

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