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Three Eberly professors selected for upcoming cohort of Honors College Faculty Fellows

During the 2023-24 academic year, six Honors College Faculty Fellows will help WVU students grow their knowledge in areas of climate change and the environment, communication, youth development and collective violence. Half of them are from Eberly College. 

Photo grid of 6 professors, 3 of whom are from Eberly College

“The Faculty Fellows program is a great opportunity for faculty to develop and teach special topics classes aligned with their areas of expertise,” said Damien Clement, associate dean of the Honors College. “Fellows push students to seek out new knowledge and connections, explore diverse ideas and apply what they learn to real-world problems — all while earning General Education Foundations credits.”

Eberly's fellows and their courses are:

Cari Carpenter, professor of English

An interdisciplinary course rooted in Native American Studies, English and Ecocriticism, “Indigenous Ecostudies” focuses on the different techniques Indigenous people bring to studying the environment. Throughout the class, students will discover how knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous communities differ from dominant methods of environmental studies.

Jason Manning, associate professor of sociology

“Collective Violence” will explore America’s largely forgotten history of collective violence, including execution by lynch mobs, rioting against minorities, rebellions against the government and small-scale wars between settlers and natives. Students will gain detailed knowledge of historical incidents and how the people involved understood the actions of themselves and their adversaries. The course will also cover dynamics of human conflict and the social conditions that make such spasms of violence more or less likely.

Dan Totzkay, assistant professor of communication studies

“Communication and Health Disparities” applies social science and public health communication research and theory to understand health disparities. Students will learn how public health terms are defined, how social science can be used to better address health disparities and potential public health communication interventions that can address health disparities.

Read about all Honors College Faculty Fellows at WVUToday

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