Robert L. Spaeth (1934-1994) came to Saint John’s University as visiting professor and director of Freshman Colloquium in 1977. He was appointed dean in 1979 and held that post for nine years, resigning in 1988 to return to teaching, which he did up until his death in 1994. As dean, Spaeth supported initiatives in curriculum development and revision which resulted in the First Year Symposium (FYS), the Forum, the core curriculum, the Christian Humanism program and the Honors Program. His work, Exploring the Human Condition, served as a guidebook for the first year experience program.
The SJU Archives have his papers from 1960-1993.
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