Constitutional Historian to Speak on State Educational Policies

News Story: February 1, 2009

Sacred Heart University will host Dr. Christopher Collier, the former Connecticut State Historian, on Wednesday, February 25, at 10 A.M. He will discuss “Educational Policy for Connecticut’s Public Schools” in a free public address. The subject corresponds with his latest book, on the same topic. Dr. Collier is the author of numerous books on constitutional history. His lecture in the boardroom of the William H. Pitt Center on campus is sponsored by the University’s Department of Government and Politics.

Christopher Collier earned his Ph.D. from Columbia, where he later taught, and he has taught in junior and senior high schools as well as in college for decades. He is the author or coauthor, with his brother James Lincoln Collier, of more than 30 books, and has regularly appeared before elementary school audiences to speak of the lessons of history. His books have earned him a Newbery Honor and a Pulitzer Prize nomination, among many others, and they remain reading staples for young adults.

For further information, contact Professor Lesley A. DeNardis at 203-371-7834 or at