Nick Hayes' Memoir

And One Fine Morning Memories of My Father.

University Chair in Critical Thinking

"Could the activity of thinking as such - the habit of examining whatever happens to come to pass or to attract attention, regardless of results and specific content - could this activity be among the conditions that make us abstain from evil-doing or even condition us against it?"
Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind

The Chair sponsors an annual lecture series, serves as the faculty advisor for students for nationally competitive fellowships, sponsors international faculty development seminars, and teaches in the CORE and Honors curriculum of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.

Nick Hayes holds the University Chair in Critical Thinking at Saint John's University.

 Nick Hayes interviews Gary Eichten







News and Events


Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) - conversations with Nick Hayes

Nick Hayes to speak in Saint Paul and Minneapolis March 18 and 20 - see Speaking Events on Nick's personal website

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Nick Hayes
Professor of History
Quad 451B, SJU
(320) 363-2623

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Administrative Assistant
Quad 355A, SJU
(320) 363-3552

Rachel Mullin
Research Assistant