Lincoln University - Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Faculty Highlights

Dr. Marilyn Button, Professor of English and Department Chair, and Dr. Chieke Ihejirika, Associate Professor of History and Political Science, have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support their program entitled “Lincoln University’s Global Heritage and Legacy.”  Drs. Button and Ihejirika plan to revitalize the humanities at Lincoln by hosting a series of faculty colloquia.  In Summer 2012, select faculty from Lincoln, along with national and international scholars, will join together for a four-day Summer Institute that aims to do the following: enrich participating faculty with a broader understanding of Lincoln’s history and its relationship to the world; provide a context in which faculty can produce publishable research projects; and shape a curriculum that leverages the rich history of Lincoln University as a hook by which to engage Lincoln undergraduates in a greater appreciation for and participation in the humanities.  The Summer Institute will host morning lectures, giving time for Lincoln faculty to develop scholarly projects as well as course modules to be used in humanities-based courses at Lincoln.  This research will be conducted in consultation with participating lecturers and will be carried out in the 2012-2013 academic year.  In Fall 2013, a two-day Humanities Conference will be held for faculty researchers to report on and showcase their research projects.  This Conference will also provide the context for students to present papers and/or mount exhibits that were the direct result of curriculum enrichment provided by faculty attending the 2012 Summer Institute.