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Visiting professor Ozment to lecture on Feb. 23 at Wofford

Friday, February 17, 2006

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Steven Ozment, the Lewis P. Jones Distinguished Visiting Professor in History at Wofford College, will lecture on “Who Raises Children Best? Families Past and Present” on Thursday, Feb. 23. The 4:15 p.m. lecture, in the Olin Teaching Theater, is free and open to the public.

Ozment, the McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University, is spending the spring semester on Wofford’s campus as the Jones Professor.

A graduate of Hendrix College, Ozment earned his Ph.D. from Harvard. He has taught at Yale and then went to Harvard, where he teaches the Western Civilization course and courses on the Family in Northern Europe, the Intellectual, Social, and Cultural History of Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe, and on the Renaissance and Reformation. He has published 10 books and is best known for The Burgermeister’s Daughter; his most recent book is A Mighty Fortress: A New History of the German People (2004).

The Lewis P. Jones Distinguished Visiting Professor in History was established by George Dean Johnson Jr. (Class of 1964) and his wife, Susan Phifer Johnson, in honor of Wofford Professor of History Emeritus Lewis P. Jones.