Grant to Help Expand Environmental Studies Program

(May 2, 2020)

A University of Mississippi English professor will direct a multidisciplinary National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help further the university’s interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies.

Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the university’s environmental studies minor, is principal investigator for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Humanities Connections Planning Grant. Grants under this program are intended to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate curriculums at two- and four-year institutions.

“It is a great honor to receive this NEH grant and a wonderful next step in the development of environmental studies at the University of Mississippi,” said Fisher-Wirth, who joined the university in 1988. “As director of the interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies since the inception of the program, I am proud of everything we have accomplished thus far and eager to participate in the next steps of its growth and transformation.”…