|Stefan Bradley, Ph.D.|
Stefan M. Bradley, Ph.D., associate professor of history with a joint appointment in African-American studies from the College of Arts and Sciences, had been selected to speak for the Last Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the Saint Louis Room in the Busch Student Center.
Each semester, a faculty member is selected from student nominations to speak for the Last Lecture series. The Last Lecture series provides an informal format for selected faculty to share reflections from their life's journey and to speak to students as if it was their last lecture ever. There are not any pre-determined boundaries for the program - the faculty member will be speaking from the premise, "If you knew this was your last lecture you would ever give, what would you share with students?" Nominations from students were reviewed by a committee of faculty, staff, and students to determine the fall 2011 speaker.
Bradley received his B.A. from Gonzaga University, his M.A. from Washington State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri - Columbia. He teaches a variety of courses, with his primary emphasis focusing on 20th century African-American history.
Bradley is interested in the role that youth have played in shaping post-World War II American society. His first book, Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s, focuses on the famous controversy that took place at Columbia University in 1968-1969. The students' activism resulted in the alteration of university policies toward the neighboring community of Harlem and a change in the university's curriculum.
Bradley received the Phillis Wheatley Book Prize in 2010, given by the North East Black Studies Association, for his first book and also received the Student Government Association Faculty Excellence Award in 2011.
This program is sponsored by the Division of Student Development and the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.