Prof Mike Davis has announced that he is resigning his appointment to Knapp Chair of Liberal Arts in expression of solidarity with Tina Beattie.


From: Michael Ryan Davis
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2012 9:00 PM

To: Michelle Camacho Walter
Subject: RE: Knapp Chair public lecture
Dear Michelle,

In solidarity with Tina Beattie and the USD faculty and students who support her, I’m resigning my appointment to the Knapp Chair of Liberal Arts.

There’s little to be said since it’s obvious that the University has been put under excruciating pressure by clerical reactionaries. But fighting back will be a terrific moral experience for students.


Mike Davis
Creative Writing
U. C. Riverside

“The Knapp Chair of Liberal Arts was established in 1995 by a generous endowment from the estate of Mary and Churchill Knapp of La Jolla, California, long-time supporters of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. The endowment supports distinguished visiting scholars, who are appointed annually by the dean on a rotating basis from the divisional areas of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics-computer sciences to support the vitality of liberal arts at USD.”