Hall Appointed Coordinator of the Humanities Council
Boone - Dr. Kim Hall has been appointed Coordinator of the Humanities Council. Hall, Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, she replaces Dr. Susan Staub, who had steered the Council since 2004.
"Dr. Hall brings an excellent record of humanities teaching and scholarship to her new position as Humanities Council Coordinator," Associate Dean Neva Specht said. "In addition, she has experience planning public humanities programs such as last semester's visit by environmental ethicist, Andrew Light and the successful annual Queer Film Series. She also brings to the position success in seeking extramural funding. Her vision for creating interdisciplinary collaborations between the Sciences, Social Sciences and the Humanities reflect the mission and goals of the College of Arts & Sciences and the Humanities Council."
The Humanities Council serves to promote an appreciation of the humanities and the significant role they play in providing a deeper understanding of our history, culture and lives. Interdisciplinary collaboration through a Humanities Thematic Series, the Research Cluster Program and faculty reading groups have resulted in several team taught classes and conference presentations, publications and grant proposals.
"I'm excited to have the opportunity to work with members of the Humanities Council to support research and teaching in the Humanities at Appalachian," Hall said. "My goal is to build on Dr. Staub's excellent work and continue to increase visibility of and support for the Humanities and create opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the Humanities and between the Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and the Arts."
The Humanities Council is supported by funds from the College of Arts and Sciences and Academic Affairs.
Departments and Programs
- Computer Science
- Enology and Viticulture
- Engineering - Dual Degree Program
- Environmental Science
- Languages Literatures and Cultures
- Geography and Planning
- Government and Justice Studies
- Mathematical Sciences
- Philosophy and Religion
- Physics and Astronomy
College of Arts and Sciences
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