History Professor Receives National Recognition

July 19, 2012

Catherine Jones, Assistant Professor of History

Catherine Jones, Assistant Professor of History, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 20 institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Dr. Jones will participate in an institute entitled “The Visual Culture of the American Civil War." The 2-week program will be held at the City University of New York Graduate Center and directed by Donna Thompson Ray. The 30 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.

The approximately 419 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach over 73,000 American students the following year.

Learn more about the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes here