UE Professor Lisa Kretz Chosen as NEH Summer Scholar

Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016

University of Evansville assistant professor of philosophy Lisa Kretz has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar. She was chosen from a national applicant pool to attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by NEH.  The endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

The 25 scholars selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $3,300 to cover travel, study, and living expenses. 

Kretz will participate in the summer institute titled “Moral Psychology and Education: Putting the Humanities to Work.” This four-week program will be at Grand Valley State University and co-directed by Deborah Mower, professor of philosophy and religion at Youngstown State University, and Phyllis Vandenberg, professor of philosophy at Grand Valley State University.

Other topics for the Summer Scholar seminars and institutes include: “Alexis de Tocqueville and American Democracy”; “Beowulf and Old Norse-Icelandic Literature”; Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales”; and “Tokyo: High City and Low City.”

The approximately 521 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach over 91,175 American students the following year.

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