Professor Stanley N. Katz

Stan Katz has been teaching in the History Department at Princeton since he was appointed Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor of the History of American Law and Liberty in 1978 and, since 1981, as Professor of Public and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School.  He left the University from 1986 to 1997 in order to serve as President of the American Council of Learned Societies, the national humanities organization.  He currently teaches courses on the concept and practice of civil society, and on the nonprofit sector.  He has long been an advocate of civic engagement as a key element in liberal undergraduate education, both at Princeton and nationally.  He served for six years on the board of the Princeton Alumnicorps, having been one of the faculty advisors to the Class of 1955 when it established the program.  He is now delighted to continue that work with the Class of 1969 and PICS.  He believes that summer internships in community service are one of the best ways that we can interest Princeton undergraduates in the concept and practice of community service.