Artists, Scholars, & Innovators Lecture Series

The Artists, Scholars, & Innovators Lecture Series, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning, is presented by award-winning faculty with artistic, scholarly, or innovative achievements. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend, as well as members of the community.

Please see below for the Spring 2020 schedule. Lecture abstracts will be posted as they are received from presenters.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 4 – 5 pm | Drinko Library 402

Presenters: Recipients of the 2018-2019 Hedrick Program Grant for Teaching Innovation

  • Dr. Allison Carey, Associate Professor and Chair, English Department
  • Dr. Kristen Lillvis, Associate Professor, English Department
  • Ms. Eryn Roles, Research and Instruction Librarian, MU Libraries
  • Dr. David Trowbridge, Associate Professor, History Department

Lecture Title:  “8 Things You Should Know When Teaching Digital Technologies in the Humanities”

Lecture Abstract: Faculty and staff across campus utilize digital humanities tools and techniques when working with students on their coursework and research. But how can we effectively help students apply technical and critical thinking skills to conduct digital projects that bridge the humanities and other disciplines? What do we need to know about our students—their backgrounds, their abilities—to aid them in becoming both humanistically and digitally savvy? This presentation will focus on eight practical tips faculty and staff should consider when teaching with digital technologies or about digital technologies in humanities disciplines. Additionally, the presentation will consider how faculty and staff in STEM fields might bring humanities research questions into interactions with students. Attendees will leave the presentation with new techniques and strategies that can be applied to many courses in the CORE curriculum, DH-approved courses, and student research related to technology and the humanities.


Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 4 – 5 pm| Drinko Library 402

Presenter:  Dr. Habiba Chirchir, Assistant Professor in the Biological Sciences Department and recipient of the 2018-2019 Marshall University Distinguished Artists & Scholars Award (Junior Recipient in All Fields)

       Lecture Title and Abstract:  TBA


Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 4 – 5 pm | Drinko Library 402

Presenters:  Dr. Brian Hoey, Professor in the Sociology & Anthropology Department and  Dr. Eric Lassiter, Professor in the Graduate Humanities Program, recipients of the 2018-2019 Marshall University Distinguished Artists & Scholars Award (Team Recipient in All Fields)

Lecture Title and Abstract: TBA


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