COLA Faculty Honored with University Awards and Professorships

March 11, 2016

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Faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts have been selected for a number of prestigious University awards.

Faculty university-wide awards for 2016 have gone to Gregory McMahon and Judy Sharkey. Gregory McMahon, Associate Professor of Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies, won the Jean Brierley Award for Excellence in Teaching, recognizing excellence in teaching by a faculty member over the course of a long-term distinguished career at UNH. Judy Sharkey, Associate Professor of Education, won the Excellence in International Engagement Award, which recognizes exceptional international engagement by a UNH faculty member.

Excellence in Teaching Awards for 2016 have gone to Amy Boylan, Associate Professor of Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies; Stephanie Harzewski, Senior Lecturer in English; and Susan Siggelakis, Associate Professor of Political Science.

Four of the eight University professorships were awarded to College faculty. Victoria Banyard, Professor of Psychology, received the Class of 1941 Professorship Award, which honors a UNH faculty member for outstanding teaching and research or public service. David Kaye, Professor of Theatre, received the Class of 1940 Professorship Award, recognizing a UNH faculty member for outstanding interdisciplinary teaching and research. Rochelle Lieber, Professor of English and Linguistics, received the Carpenter Professorship, an award that honors an outstanding faculty member. Jason Sokol, Associate Professor of History, received the Arthur K. Whitcomb Professorship, recognizing excellence in teaching. The professorships carry three-year terms beginning July 1, 2016.

Marla Brettschneider, Professor of Political Science and Women’s Studies, has been named the next Pamela Shulman Professor in European and Holocaust Studies, with a term beginning September 1, 2017. This College professorship recognizes an outstanding tenured faculty member who will contribute to the study of European and Holocaust studies in the classroom as well as in research.

The Center for the Humanities has named Meghan Howey, Associate Professor of Anthropology, the next James H. Hayes and Claire Short Hayes Professor of Humanities, a chair established to be a focal point for research and teaching on New Hampshire’s history, culture and government. Professor Howey’s five-year term begins in the fall of 2016.


5 Great Reads for Hopeless Romantics

February 14, 2013

Stephanie Harzewski with her book, Chicklit

Check out English lecturer Stephanie Harzewski’s Valentine’s Day-inspired book recommendations. Harzewski writes:

“As an instructor of such undergraduate standards as “The Rise of the Novel” and “British Literature, 1800-Present,” you might expect I’d take a traditional route when offering up a list of good Valentine’s Day reads. Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847), say, with its humble and plain governess who becomes a heroine through courage, self-possession, and a generous heart, or Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, whose Elizabeth Bennett is regularly singled out for her independent mind, quick wit, and resistance to marriage offers of convenience.

But…I couldn’t help but think of love in its many guises – romantic, filial, forsworn, taboo. Here, then, is a quintet of narratives that are a mix of traditional man-woman love plots and stories that brought me to the profession of teaching English with their artistry and haunting quality.”

Find out the big five in UNH Today!!


May 29, 2012

When we find in work our spiritual complement, we are both fully present and outside time. ~Stephanie Harzewski, UNH Lecturer in English.


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