Six History Faculty Receive National Recognition

National Endowment for the Humanities logoSix outstanding Lone Star College-CyFair history faculty members -  Andrew Dunsky, Dr. Blake Ellis, Dr. Rob Holmes, Dr. Sandra Harvey, Robert O’Brien, Dr. James Seymour - are among this year’s National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholars.

The endowment is a federal agency that each summer supports Landmarks of American History and Culture one-week workshops so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

“We are proud that these professors have earned this national recognition,” said Dean of Social Sciences and Advanced Technology Jo Fey. “The workshops are another venue for faculty not only to connect with experts in their field, but to bring an enhanced curriculum back to their classrooms.”

Dr. Ellis will participate in a workshop titled “Along the Shore: Changing and Preserving the Landmarks of Brooklyn’s Industrial Waterfront” in New York.

Holmes and O’Brien will participate in a workshop titled “Concord, Massachusetts:  Feminists, Utopians and Social Reform in the Age of Emerson and Thoreau” in Massachusetts.

Dunsky, Dr. Harvey and Dr. Seymour will participate in a workshop titled “Legacies and Landmarks of the Plains Native Americans” in Nebraska.

These faculty members will also have the opportunity to share what they learn at the summer NEH workshops with the CyFair community during the 2012-2013 academic year.

For information on NEH, go to www.neh.gov.  For information on LSC-CyFair or NEH presentations in the upcoming school year, go to LoneStar.edu/cyfair.