Professor Gail Rebhan (WO) has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of six NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops. Each year, the NEH, which is a federal agency, supports summer study opportunities so that faculty can work in collaboration with experts in humanities disciplines.
Rebhan will participate in a workshop entitled “Along the Shore: Changing and Preserving the Landmarks of Brooklyn’s Industrial Waterfront.” The one-week program will be held at New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, New York and is directed by Richard Hanley. The 50 faculty members selected to participate in the program each receive a $1,200 stipend to help cover their travel, study and living expenses.
Topics for the six Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops offered for community college faculty this summer are: African-American history and culture in Georgia; transcendental and reform movements in Concord, Massachusetts; Georgia O’Keeffe; Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront; the War of 1812 in the Great Lakes and Western Territories; and the Plains Native Americans. The approximately 300 faculty members who participate in these studies will teach over 52,500 American students the following year.