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Stephen A. Erickson, philosophy and humanities educator, programs director. Woodrow Wilson fellow 1961-1962, Danforth fellow 1961-1964; grantee Wenner-Gren Foundation Anthropological Research, 1969, Pomona College, 1982, 86, 91, 92, 93; named Wig Distinguished Professor, Pomona College, 1968, 85, 89; recipient Graves award American Council Learned Societies, 1969.


Erickson, Stephen A. was born on September 1, 1940.


Bachelor, St. Olaf College, 1961. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1964.


Assistant in instruction Yale University, 1963-1964. Instructor Pomona College and Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1964-1966, assistant professor, 1966-1968, associate professor, 1968-1973, professor philosophy, since 1973, E. Wilson Lyon professor humanities, since 1990. Visiting philosopher in residence Max-Planck-Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie, 1970.

Visiting senior research fellow Institute Advanced Phenomenological Research, Belmont, 1981. Visiting senior tutor St. John's College, Santa Fe, 1984. Visiting scholar Cambridge (United Kingdom), University, 1992.

Guest faculty Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute, 1981-1982, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute, 1982-1986. Chairman research committee Pomona College, philosophy department, curriculum committee, McConnell professorship selection committee, Rhodes and Marshall scholarship selection committees. Member executive committee philosophy program Claremont Graduate School.

Lecturer in field.


Fellow Student Project Amity Among Nations, 1960. Director conferences The Liberty Fund, since 1983, Transition 2000, since 1992. Member Phi Beta Kappa.