Arthur Hobson Quinn

This chair was established anonymously in 2002 and named in memory of Arthur Hobson Quinn, an 1894 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who went on to become an English professor and preeminent scholar of American drama. In 1912, Professor Quinn was named the first dean of the College faculty. In 1946, he received Penn’s Alumni Award of Merit for his pioneering contributions to the study of American literature.

Named Professor

Greg Urban, Arthur Hobson Quinn Professor