Gary Wihl

Distinguished Fellow and Hortense and Tobias Lewin Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities in Arts and Sciences


B.A., McGill University
Ph.D., Yale University

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-4941
E-mail:  wihl@wustl.edu 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 591


Beverly Owens - (314) 935-6482

Curriculum Vitae



Gary Wihl is the immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Washington University, and holder of the Hortense and Tobias Lewin Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities. He is the author or editor of four volumes, including studies of John Ruskin, Literary Theory, Ethics and Aesthetics. He has presented papers at the Law School on Habermas and on Ronald Dworkin. Currently on sabbatic leave, he is pursing two research projects, one a study of intellectual property as it pertains to issues of cultural patrimony and the trade in antiquities, the other a study of Tocqueville on the newness of democratic literature. Wihl earned his B.A. at McGill University and his Ph.D. at Yale University. He has held fellowships and academic appointments at Johns Hopkins, McGill, Rice, and Emory, before joining the faculty at Washington University in 2009.