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Faculty Highlights

Our faculty members in the College of Humanities and Sciences are an amazing group of educators, academics and researchers. Here are just a few faculty highlights from the year.

Myrl Beam

Myrl Beam, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, was appointed as the Oral Historian Fellow for the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota. The two-year fellowship provides funding for Myrl to travel throughout the United States to conduct oral histories with activists and organizations, building an archive that documents the movement for transgender rights and inclusion.

Tressie Cottom

Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, was named the recipient of the Doris Entwisle Early Career Award of the American Sociological Association section on Sociology of Education. The biennial award honors an early career scholar in the sociology of education who has demonstrated exceptional achievement that has advanced knowledge in the field.

Karen McIntyre

Karen McIntyre, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culturereceived the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Junior Woman Scholar Award from the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University and the AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women.

Brooke Newman

“A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica,” (Yale University Press) by Brooke N. Newman, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of History, won a 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award in the category of world history. The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university and self-published titles published each year.

Emilie Raymond

Emilie Raymond, Ph.D., professor in the Department of History, appeared in a feature-length documentary, “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me,” that debuted in February as part of the PBS "American Master" series. Emilie is an expert on 20th-century American politics and culture and author of “Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement” (University of Washington Press).

Cristina Stanciu

Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Englishreceived a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to teach in Romania for one year and to conduct research for a new book manuscript, “Archives of Memory and Survival: Indigenous Representation in Residential School Literature and Film.”