Fitzpatrick Series Comes Under Fresh Leadership

February 18, 2021


Buffalo, NY - The tradition of the Fitzpatrick Lecture Series at Canisius continues this academic year under fresh leadership. 

Richard Bailey

Canisius named Richard A. Bailey, PhD, the new Fitzpatrick Professor of History.  In this role, he collaborates with faculty colleagues to bring a diverse and engaging number of prominent speakers to campus. 

Bailey is an associate professor of history and chair of the History Department.  He joined the faculty in 2008 with an academic focus on early American history, American religious history, African-American history, slavery in the Americas, and race and critical race theory.  Bailey is the author of Race and Redemption in Puritan New England and The Salvation of Souls: Nine Previously Unpublished Sermons on the Call of Ministry and the Gospel.  

The Hon. Harry S. Truman, 33rd president of the United States, inaugurated the Fitzpatrick Lecture Series in 1962.  Each year since, the series has welcomed national figures in politics, government, academia and media, including Jane Goodall, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Bernice King.