Cazenovia College’s 2023 Washburn Distinguished Lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the Catherine Cummings Theatre on the Cazenovia College campus. “Researching, Writing and Teaching the Modern (and Post-Modern) American Presidency” is the topic of the talk by Professor Emeritus John Robert Greene, Ph.D. The presentation will focus on how teaching, writing and researching modern presidencies has changed and how to separate trivia from analysis. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Prior to his retirement in January, Dr. John Robert Greene taught for 42 years at Cazenovia College and served as the Paul J. Schupf Professor of History and Humanities since 2000. Known nationally as a leading scholar of the American presidency, Dr. Greene has edited or written 20 books. They include works on Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush. He is a sought-after subject matter expert for national and local print and broadcast media outlets and appeared for 17 years as a regular faculty panelist on WCNY-TV’s “The Ivory Tower” political and public affairs talk show.

The annual Washburn Distinguished Lecture Series was created by recently deceased Professor Emerita Margery A. Pinet to honor the memory of her parents, the Rev. Gordon H. and Mrs. Dorothy M. Washburn.