Professor of History Emeritus Leo Spitzer led the development of important new programs of study over the course of his 40 years at Dartmouth.
IMPACT ON DARTMOUTH
Spitzer encouraged the creation of the Jewish Studies and Women's Studies programs, later serving as chair of both, and served as chair of the History Department; he was also a founding member of the Afro and African American Studies program. Widely known for his work in African and comparative history and in history and memory, Spitzer also led the first foreign study program to any country in Africa.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Upon Spitzer's retirement, President Emeritus James Wright said, "Through his writing, teaching, and work in the international community, he has shown us all that what transcends social, political, and even academic divisions is our humanity."
Last Updated: 5/9/13