Dr. James N. Giglio, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Missouri
State University, has been named the 2008 Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished
Professor of Humanities at Missouri University of Science and
While at Missouri S&T, Giglio will teach a history course, “Recent U.S.
History.” He will also offer two public talks. In February, he will discuss
historians’ evaluations of American presidents. In April, he will discuss his
research on John F.
Giglio has published three books and several articles on the Kennedy
presidency. He is also the author of a book about Stan Musial, “Musial: From
Stash to Stan the
Missouri State selected Giglio to receive its Excellence in Research Award
three times. The university twice appointed him to five-year terms as a
Distinguished Scholar and promoted him to the position of Distinguished
Professor in 2000.
Giglio received his doctorate from The Ohio State University in 1968 and has
been on the faculty of Missouri State University since that
Missouri S&T’s Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professorship in
Humanities, established by an estate gift to the university in 1999, is rotated
among the arts, languages and philosophy department, the English and technical
communication department, and the history and political science
Weiner was a graduate of the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. He
also studied at the University of Hawaii and at Washington University in St.
Louis. He was retired from Westinghouse Electric
Previous Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Professors include Dr. Gilberto
Perez, who served in the English and technical communication department from
2000 to 2001; Dr. Charles Alexander, who served in the history and political
science department in 2002; Dr. Caroline Whitbeck, who served in the arts,
languages and philosophy department in 2003; Dr. Anne Goodwyn-Jones, who served
in the English and technical communication department in 2004; Dr. H. Roger
Grant, who served in the history and political science department in 2005; Dr.
Wade Robison, who served in the arts, languages and philosophy department in
2006; and Dr. Dillon Johnston, who served in the English and technical
communication department in 2007.