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Humanities educator

Walter Bliss Carnochan, American humanities educator. Trustee Mills College, 1978-1985, Athenian School, 1975-1988, University Art Museum, Berkeley, California, 1983-1996, 98-.

Background

Carnochan, Walter Bliss was born on December 20, 1930 in New York City. Son of Gouverneur Morris and Sibyll Baldwin (Bliss) Carnochan.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1953;A.M., Harvard, 1957;Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard, 1960.

Career

Assistant dean freshmen, Harvard University, 1954-1956;successively instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, Professor of English,, Stanford (California) U., 1960-1994;professor emeritus, Stanford (California) U., since 1994;department chairman English, Stanford (California) U., 1971-1973;dean graduate studies, Stanford (California) U., 1975-1980;vice provost, Stanford (California) U., 1976-1980;director Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford (California) U., 1985-1991;Anthony P. Meier Family professor humanities, Stanford (California) U., 1988-1991;Richard W. Lyman professor humanities, Stanford (California) U., 1993-1994;Richard W. Lyman professor emeritus, Stanford (California) U., since 1994;acting director Stanford Humanities Center,, Stanford (California) U., since 1999. Member overseers commission to visit Harvard College, 1979-1985.

Works

Membership

Trustee Mills College, 1978-1985, Athenian School, 1975-1988, University Art Museum, Berkeley, California, 1983-1996, 98-.

Connections

Married Nancy Powers Carter, June 25, 1955 (divorced 1978). Children– Lisa Powers, Sarah Bliss, Gouverneur Morris, Sibyll Carter. Married Brigitte Hoy Fields, September 16, 1979.

father:
Gouverneur Morris Carnochan

mother:
Sibyll Baldwin (Bliss) Carnochan

spouses:
Nancy Powers Carter

Brigitte Hoy Fields

children:
Lisa Powers Carnochan

Sarah Bliss Carnochan

Gouverneur Morris Carnochan

Sibyll Carter Carnochan