David T. Schmit

Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

651-690-8878

dtschmit@stkate.edu

The history of psychology; the history of nineteenth century scientific, religious and metaphysical movements.

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1995

Master of Arts, Child Psychology
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1986

Bachelor of Science, Anthropology
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 1978

National Science Foundation Scholar's Award. (2008).

St. Catherine University, Sister Antoine O'Brien Faculty Travel Award for Foreign Study. (2006).

St. Catherine University, Carol Easley Denny Faculty Research Award. (2005).

Interdisciplinary courses

  • The Global Search for Justice: Voices of Dissent in India and Tibet
  • Global Search for Justice: The Civil Rights Years
  • Mindfulness: Practice, Science and Therapeutic Benefits
  • Madness, Psychiatry and Mental Illness: A History
  • Science and Religion: A History

Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies (2009–Present)

Professor of Psychology (1992–2008)

Schmit, D. (2010). "The mesmerists inquire about Oriental mind powers: West meets East in the search for the universal trance," Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. (46, 1, 1-26)

Schmit, D. (2012). "Davis, Andrew Jackson (1814-1899)," New York, Continuum

Schmit, D. (2012). "Dods, John Bovee (1795-1872)," New York, Continuum

Schmit, D. (2012). "Evans, Warren Felt (1817-1889)," New York, Continuum

Schmit, D. (2012). "Quimby, Phineas Parkhurst (1802-1866)," New York, Continuum

Schmit, D. (2012). "Sunderland, La Roy (1804-1885)," New York, Continuum

Schmit, D. (2011). "Ralph Waldo Emerson and "Nature"." Theology course invited presentation

Schmit, D. (2011). "Mesmerism as a Nineteenth-Century Curative." Health Care in History II (HMED 3002W) course, University of Minnesota

Schmit, D. (2011). "Women and Mental Illness in the Nineteenth-Century." Honors Seminar: Women Alone in an Age of Change