Associate professor emeritus of philosophy, Almer J. ‘Jay’ Mandt, passes away

Almer J. "Jay" Mandt III

Dr. Almer J. “Jay” Mandt III, associate professor emeritus of philosophy and former director of the Emory K. Lindquist honors program, passed away on June 20 in Wichita. Jay Mandt served 14 years as Wichita State’s Honors director and was active in the regional Great Plains Honors Council and National Collegiate Honors Council.

In addition to numerous articles on topics in German philosophy and philosophy of culture, he published on honors education in the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. His broad interest in the philosophy of culture and humanities led him to develop honors seminars on science fiction and in military history.

Dr. Mandt is remembered for the steadfast belief in intellectual curiosity that he shared with generations of students. He steered the honors program through uncertainty, ensuring the future of honors education at Wichita State.

Information about services will be published in his digital obituary.