Philleo Nash's Contributions to Anthropology and Beyond at American University

  1. Ruth H. Landman and
  2. Katherine Spencer Halpern
  1. Ruth Landman

Published Online: 20 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307030.ch6

Applied Anthropologist and Public Servant: The Life and Work of Philleo Nash

Applied Anthropologist and Public Servant: The Life and Work of Philleo Nash

How to Cite

Landman, R. (1989) Philleo Nash's Contributions to Anthropology and Beyond at American University, in Applied Anthropologist and Public Servant: The Life and Work of Philleo Nash (eds R. H. Landman and K. S. Halpern), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307030.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780913167281

Online ISBN: 9781444307030

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Keywords:

  • Philleo Nash's contributions to anthropology and beyond at American University;
  • Philleo eager to work with students and full of ideas of how to bring his other experiences to bear on courses and advising individual students;
  • Ruth Landman on quality of Philleo's connection with students and young people in general;
  • the University recognizing his capacity and bent and asking Philleo Nash to chair a Task Force on Basic Skills;
  • Philleo chaired the task force and wrote a vigorous report - which essentially laid out all the steps the University adopted to raise admission and graduation requirements;
  • Philleo's unusually warm and intense relationship - with many of the students and with his friends' children;
  • Georgetown Day - may have been founded on important principles of integration and teaching methods - but it reflects Philleo's personal warmth and enthusiasm to young people;
  • field of anthropology - with a network of Philleo's former students who would have made a significant mark on the shape of the profession