FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2018
DeLand, FL – The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is pleased to announce that the 2019-2021 Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellowship has been awarded in Public History. Public historians are committed to representing community and group histories from a wide range of perspectives and to broadening public understandings of historical narratives. Thus, this project advances several of Stetson University’s strategic goals, including Expand & Strengthen Strategic Partnerships and Be a Diverse Community of Inclusive Excellence.
“The fellow in public history will position Stetson to support a burgeoning field of study that provides career opportunities for students where they can investigate the past in inclusive and meaningful ways” said Rosalie Richards, associate provost for faculty development “Stetson University stands in an important moment of creating new and exciting futures. As a signature program of the university, the Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellows highlight innovative and distinctive programs on our campus.”
The proposal for a Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Public History was spearheaded by chair of the history department, Dr. Emily Mieras in collaboration with her colleagues, Dr. Mayhill Fowler and Dr. Kimberly Reiter. This proposal supports a growing curricular innovation in the Department of History with the goal of developing additional community-based public history research projects and meeting key curricular needs. The fellow, who will join the Stetson faculty in 2019, will collaborate with faculty to meet these goals.
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to bring an expert in Public History to campus to share their knowledge with our students and with us. This concentration has already had wide appeal, and the fellow’s expertise will help us develop new courses and applied research projects, not only for our majors, but for any students interested in how history emerges in public spaces and cultural conversations, ” Mieras said.
The Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellowship prepares Teacher-Scholars who aspire to excellence in undergraduate learning, teaching, and research at liberal arts universities. During their two-year tenure at Stetson, fellows have engaged the Stetson and local community in their scholarly and creative work through talks, gallery exhibits, workshops and community events. Bios for current and past fellows are available here.
Awarded annually through a competitive proposal process, this program has brought a diversely talented cohort of fellows to campus since 2009. Visit the Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellowship program site to learn more.