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CLASS Faculty Member Selected as a NEH Summer Scholar

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) faculty member Richard Flynn, Ph.D., was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar.

Flynn was chosen from a national applicant pool and will be attending one of 24 seminars and institutes supported by NEH.

The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

He will participate in a seminar entitled “Elizabeth Bishop and the Literary Archive.” The 3 -week program will be held at Vassar College and directed by Bethany Hicok . The 16 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $ 2,700 to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.

Flynn is a Professor in the Department of Literature and Philosophy and holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from George Washington University.
The approximately 537 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach over 93,975 American students the following year.


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