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academic administrator , Philosophy educator

John Matthew Connolly, American Philosophy educator and administrator ( hum: library studyedn., Educated)philosophy educator and administrator. Recipient Open Exhibition award Brasenose College, Oxford, England, 1966; Presidential scholar, 1961-1965; Danforth fellow, 1965-1971, Humboldt fellow, 1979-1982. Member American Civil Liberties Union, American Philosophical Association.


Connolly, John Matthew was born on September 20, 1943 in New York City. Son of John Clement and Alice Agnes (Joiner) Connolly.


Bachelor, Fordham College, 1965. Master of Arts, Oxford University, 1967. Postgraduate, Princeton University, 1968.

Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1971.


Instructor philosophy Elms College, Chicopee, Massachusetts, 1971—1973. Assistant professor Smith College, Northampton, 1973—1981, associate professor, 1981—1988, director Junior Year in Germany, 1978—1979, chairman philosophy department, 1984—1987, since 2004, secretary faculty, 1984—1987, professor, since 1988, dean curriculum and faculty development, 1992—1994, dean of the faculty, 1994—2001, provost, 1998—2001, acting president, 2001—2002. Consultant FernUniversität Hagen, Germany, 1981-1982.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Correspondence courses Handlungstheorie I, II, 1982, III, 1989. Translator/editor: Absicht, 1986, Hermeneutics versus Science?, 1988. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American Philosophical Association, American Civil Liberties Union.


  • Other Interests

    Music; hiking; reading. Racquet sports; travel.


Married Marianna P. Kaul, June 28, 1969. Children: Fiona, Sabina.

John Clement Connolly

Alice Agnes (Joiner) Connolly

Marianna P. Kaul

Fiona Connolly

Sabine Connolly