Kurt C. Schlichting

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Dr. Kurt C. Schlichting is the E. Gerald Corrigan Endowed Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of sociology and anthropology at Fairfield University in the United States.[1] He was a recipient of a Fairfield University Distinguished Faculty/Administrator Award in 2003.[2]

Dr. Schlichting is the author of Grand Central Terminal: Railroads, Architecture and Engineering in New York (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001), for which he received the 2002 Best Professional /Scholarly Book: Architecture & Urbanism Award from the Association of American Publishers.[3] His book was the basis of "Grand Central," a history series American Experience documentary on PBS produced by award-winning filmmaker Michael Epstein.[4] Dr. Schlichting served as an on-screen interviewee and as an Academic Advisor to the documentary film.[5]

Dr. Schlichting is the founder and director of the Fairfield County Research Center which involves Fairfield University faculty and students in research projects for local governments and non-profit organizations. Dr. Schlichting was also the co-founder and vice president of The Analysis Group Inc., now Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research where he worked as a political consultant to Senator Christopher Dodd, Governor William O'Neill and the Connecticut Democratic Party.

Dr. Schlichting received his bachelor's degree from Fairfield University in 1970 and his master's degree and a doctorate from New York University.

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