Reaching Stellar through the Center for Lincoln Studies

Young Lincoln statue

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln

The Center for Lincoln Studies has been approved for the University of Illinois Springfield.

According to James Ermatinger, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, “Through education, research, and outreach programs, the Center for Lincoln Studies will provide students, faculty, scholars, and the public with opportunities to understand Lincoln’s life and times and his continual impact on our world and society.  There is perhaps no better time for us to study the ideas and humanity of our 16th President.”

Frequently Asked Questions

We have gathered some Frequently Asked Questions about academic centers in general and the Center for Lincoln Studies in particular. If you have any questions to add, please contact Marilyn Kok by email or by phone at 217.206.6036.

A Report on the UIS Center for Lincoln Studies

Dean James ErmatingerApprovals for Center Secured

In January 2018, the UIS Campus Senate approved the new Center for Lincoln Studies at UIS, and in March 2018, The Illinois Board of Higher Education also approved the Center. Special thanks to Dr. James Ermatinger, Dean of the UIS College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, for everything he did to negotiate these hurdles.

The Center for Lincoln Studies at UIS is expected to be a national base for scholarship, teaching and public history about Lincoln’s life, leadership and legacy, and give students an opportunity to work with professors and staff on scholarly research, history and public policy projects and innovative public history interpretation. Because it will engage broad campus and community audiences, the Center will add to the wealth of all things Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.