Announcing March 2020 Division of Education Program Awards

April 10, 2020

Dialogues on the Experience of War

Dialogues of War

The Division of Education Programs is pleased to announce nine awards through our Dialogues on the Experience of War program.

University of Arizona

“Thunder of War--Winds of Return”

Project Director(s): Barbara Citera and Michael Marks

To support: A course for 12 student veterans to lead discussions for veterans on post-war homecoming, followed by their facilitation of discussion sessions held in three locations in southern Arizona for 30-35 veterans each.

East Carolina University

“Odysseus Goes to University: Veteran to Scholar Bootcamp”

Project Director(s): Sheena Eagan and Anna Froula

To support: The revised reprisal of a 2017 Dialogues on the Experience of War summer bridge program for a total of 30 student veterans to explore the topics of homecoming and reintegration through literature, film, folklore, and the medical humanities.

Humanities Texas

“Veterans' Voices: A Reading and Discussion Series”

Project Director(s): Melissa Huber

To support: The expansion of a 2017 Dialogues on the Experience of War public discussion series on the themes of service, honor, and justice, which will include additional locations, new institutional partners, and enhanced training programs for discussion leaders.

Indiana University

“Justice and War: The Experiences of Military Personnel and their Families”

Project Director(s): Jason Kelly and Raymond Haberski

To support: A facilitator training program and subsequent public discussion series on justice and war for 25-30 veterans and civilians in the Indianapolis area and a publicly-accessible online platform for related humanities, pedagogical, and training resources.

Louisiana State University, Shreveport

“From Horror to Heroism: The Evolution of War Remembrance”

Project Director(s): Evan Reibsome

To support: A year-long public humanities project that will engage veterans and civilians on the theme of war remembrance, through a special topics course for discussion leaders and five public discussion sessions.

Medical College of Wisconsin

“Expanding the Warrior's Path: War, Moral Injury and Reclaiming the Soul”

Project Director(s): Katinka Hooyer

To support: An expansion of a 2018 Dialogues on the Experience of War project that focuses on moral injury from the experience of war, with extended discussion leader training and a revised syllabus.

Messiah College

“We are Veterans Too: Women’s Experiences in the U.S. Military”

Project Director(s): Sarah Myers

To support: A two-day workshop to prepare facilitators to lead discussion programs for veterans in five host communities across the United States.

National University

“A Soldier's Place: Veterans and Civilians Speaking About War”

Project Director(s): Lorna Zukas and Alexander Zukas

To support: A year-long training and discussion program organized by faculty at National University, in collaboration with the school’s veteran center and veteran-student alumni.

St. John Fisher College

“Dialogues on Ethics, Civic Engagement, and Military Service”

Project Director(s): Carolyn Vacca and Frederick Dotolo

To support: An expansion of a 2017 Dialogues on the Experience of War public discussion program for veterans in the greater Rochester community that will train student veterans to lead discussions on ethics, civic engagement, and the experiences of war and military service.

Humanities Connections

Humanities Connections

The Division of Education Programs is pleased to announce fourteen awards through our Humanities Connections Planning program and four awards through Humanities Connections Implementation program.


College of Saint Elizabeth

“Interdisciplinary Minor and Certificate in Environmental Ethics”

Project Director(s): Ryan McClaughlin

To support: Planning of a minor and a certificate in environmental ethics that combines interdisciplinary study of the humanities and the natural sciences with experiential learning.

Misericordia University

“Environmental Humanities Curriculum”

Project Director(s): Melanie Shepherd and Cosima Weise

To support: Planning for a new interdisciplinary major and minor in environmental studies, with a specific humanities focus.

Newman University

“Emphasis in Technology and Human Values Program”

Project Director(s): Cheryl Golden

To support: The development of a new Emphasis in Technology and Human Values program integrating humanities study into pre-professional pathways.

Northeastern University

“Towards a Digital Health Humanities Curriculum: Tools and Strategies”

Project Director(s): Sari Altschuler and Christopher Parsons

To support: The development of a digital health humanities curriculum for undergraduates.

Plymouth State University

“Applied Visual Literacy”

Project Director(s): Sarah Parrish

To support: The development of interdisciplinary courses integrating art history with other disciplines.

Purdue University

“Integrating the Humanities and Global Engineering”

Project Director(s): Lori Czerwionka and Eric Nauman

To support: A curricular development project integrating the humanities with global engineering through an expanded program of language and cultural study.

Salisbury University

“R.E.A.C.H. Initiative: Integrating Community and Curricular Ethics”

Project Director(s): Timothy Stock and Michèle M. Schlehofer

To support: The development of an Ethics Across the Curriculum project to integrate ethics into professional training and extend the reach of humanities programs into the community.

University of Connecticut

“Connections Digital and Historical: The Digital Public History Minor at the University of Connecticut”

Project Director(s): Fiona Vernal

To support: The development of a minor in digital public history.

University of Mississippi

“Environmental Literacy and Engagement in North Mississippi”

Project Director(s): Ann Fisher-Worth, Jason Hoeksema, and Laura Johnson

To support: Planning for the redesign of a minor in environmental studies.

University of Rochester

“The Humanities and the Study of the Future: Creating a Minor in Futures Studies”

Project Director(s): William Bridges

To support: planning to create a minor and three-course cluster in future studies.

University of St. Francis

“University of St. Francis Pathways First-Year Curriculum”

Project Director(s): Daniel Hauser

To support: The development of a new pathways curriculum that will connect humanities offerings with a wide range of interdisciplinary courses, for incoming freshmen.

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

“Integrative Health Humanities Certificate”

Project Director(s): Louisa Rice and Julie Anderson

To support: The development of a health humanities certificate that combines an interdisciplinary curriculum with experiential education.

Vanderbilt University

“Building Scientist Citizens: Integrating the Humanities in the Communication of Science and Technology”

Project Director(s): Bonnie Dow and David Wright

To support: Faculty and curriculum development to create new core courses for an undergraduate program in communication of science and technology.

Washington State University

“Palouse Matters: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum”

Project Director(s): Jolie Kaytes

To support: Planning for an interdisciplinary pathway that will integrate courses on the region into the university’s core curriculum.


Doane University

“Implementing a Certificate in Integrated Humanities”

Project Director(s): Kathleen Hanggi

To support: A three-year project to implement a new general education certificate program in integrated humanities for psychology and biology majors.

Norwich University

“Building a Humanities-Centered Interdisciplinary Curriculum to Foster Citizen Scholars”

Project Director(s): Amy Woodbury Tease

To support: A three-year project to implement a new team-taught curriculum integrating humanities with the sciences and professional fields.

University of Dayton

“Paul Laurence Dunbar: Life, Works, and Legacy”

Project Director(s): Minnita Daniel-Cox, Jennifer Speed, Ju Shen

To support: A three-year interdisciplinary curriculum project focused on the life, works, and legacy of writer Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Vanderbilt University

“An Experiential, Place-Based Curriculum for Historic Preservation and Humanities-Centered Land Use”

Project Director(s): Holly Tucker, Steven Wernke, and Elizabeth Meadows

To support: A two-year interdisciplinary curricular project to implement an experiential place-based curriculum in the applied humanities, including historic preservation and human-centered land use.