Kennesaw State University professors receive national recognition

Kennesaw State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Gerrit Voogt and Professor of English…

Georgia (Jan 1, 2000) — Kennesaw State University professors receive national recognition

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Kennesaw State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Gerrit Voogt and Professor of English Dr. Barbara Stevenson were selected from a national applicant pool to attend one of 29 summer−study programs supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Voogt and Stevenson will participate in a program at Oxford University‚ "Representations of the 'Other': Jews in Medieval Christendom."



The five−week institute will be held at Oxford University's Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in England. The teachers selected to participate in the various study programs each receive a stipend from NEH to help defray travel‚ study and living expenses. NEH support of seminars and institutes at a variety of colleges and universities allows teachers to collaborate and study with experts in the humanities.



Topics offered for college and university teachers this summer include the civil rights movement‚ British romantic fiction‚ the English Reformation and important figures such as Ralph Waldo Emerson. The approximately 500 teachers who participate in these programs will teach more than 30‚000 American students the following year.



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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.



 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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