Fellows

The John Deaver Drinko Distinguished Fellows Program

Faculty from various Marshall University academic departments are appointed on a rotating basis as Drinko Academy Fellows. These Fellows receive reduced teaching loads for two years and a substantial stipend and other financial support.

The fellowship is designed to recognize outstanding members of Marshall University faculty and to assist them in undertaking innovative curriculum reforms and promoting their academic scholarship in the areas of teaching, research, and publication.

Their charge is to explore ways in which to enhance a broad, multidisciplinary perspective of our multifaceted society and to demonstrate the integration of diverse fields of knowledge which, in turn, leads to a greater awareness of our common culture.

Our Drinko Fellows

Please welcome our newest Drinko Fellow, Dr. Rachael Peckham, Marshall University Department of English.

Dr. Marcia Harrison-Pitaniello
Biological Sciences
2014/15
Dr. Jeffrey Powell
Philosophy
Art, Politics, Singularity
2013/14
Dr. Robin O’Keefe
Biological Sciences
Sea Monster Had a Bun in the Oven
2012/13
Professor Burnis R. Morris
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Carter G. Woodson and the 45-Year Public Education Campaign to Correct and Sell History through the African American Press
2011/12
Dr. Dan Evans
Biological Sciences
Ethnobotany of Indigenous People in the Upper Amazon Basin and High Andes of Ecuador
2010/11
Dr. Eldon Larsen
Information Technology and Engineering
Practical Project Management: Principals and Fundamentals
2009/10
Dr. Maria Carmen-Riddel
Modern Language
Cuban-American Literature after Exile: Dreaming in Spanish / Writing in English
2008/09
Dr. Wendell Dobbs
Music of Revolution and Destiny Professor of Flute and Founder of the John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps.
2007/08
Dr. Linda Spatig
Education
Like a Mountain: Youth Development in Rural America
2006/07
Dr. Charles C. Somerville
Biological Sciences
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in the Ohio River Basin: Why Look for Small Things in Big Rivers?
Student Scholar: Gene Chou
2005/06
Professor Jean Edward Smith
Political Science
2004/05
Dr. Mary E. Reynolds
Communications Disorders
Language Differences vs. Language Impairment: Role of Working Memory in Diagnosis and Outcome
Student Scholars: Mary-Michael Lewis, Melinda Daniel
2004/05
Dr. W. Edwin Bingham
Music
Reflections from the Bridge: Observations of the Creative Process
Student Scholar: Emily Wilkins
2003/04
Dr. Michael L. Little
Ethnobotany of Indigenous People in the Upper Amazon Basin and High Andes of Ecuador Biological Sciences
Student Scholar: Sarah Inman
2002/03
Dr. Edwina D. Pendarvis
Education What Went Right? Educating Gifted Children in Appalachia
Student Scholar: Lesley Clifford
2001/02
Dr. Beverly Twichell-Marchant
Art
Pictures Tie Memory to the Truth: Some 1890’s Lokota Drawings
Student Scholar: Aaron Nelson
2000/01
Dr. Robert P. Alexander
Management/Marketing
Timber: The Times and the Life at Cass, WV
Student Scholar: Robert Russell
1999/00
Dr. Kenneth P. Ambrose
Sociology/Anthropology
Health Care Challenges in Rural America
Student Scholar: Dr. Paul W. Ambrose
1998/99
Dr. Shirley A. Lumpkin
Re-membering, Re-weaving, Re-visioning ‘Other’ Ways: Contemporary Women Writing in Appalachia English
Student Scholars: Laura Tussey, Jane Adkins-Bills
1997/98
Dr. Montserrat Miller
History
Bicentennial Celebration of the appointment of John Marshall as Chief Justice
1996/99
Dr. William M. Denman
Communication Studies
Rhetoric, the ‘Citizen-Orator’ and the Re-Vitalization of Civic Discourse in American Life
Student Scholar: Nina Persi
1996/97
Dr. Mack H. Gillenwater
Geography
Geographic Perspectives of the Underground Railroad in the Mid-Ohio Valley
Student Scholars: Kimberly Hatcher, Eric Spears
1995/96
Dr. Simon D. Perry
Political Science
Self-Interest and the Cities: Views on Civic Culture
Student Scholar: R. Scott Walker
1994/95