Department of History

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Winners of History's 2015 Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Manley who is a second time winner of History's Faculty Teaching Award. Professor Manley's students describe her as an “amazing” and "simply fantastic professor." She was “sympathetic and considerate” and “went the extra mile for everything.” Students from her classes in Hist 451 - Experience of War in Twentieth Century Europe and Hist 421 - The Russian Revolution said that they felt a real connection in her seminars. Dr. Manley is currently Chair of the History Department and is author of TO THE TASHKENT STATION: Evacuation and Survival in the Soviet Union at War.

Congratulations to Dr. Casey Hurrell for winning History's Teaching Fellow Teaching Award. In 2014-15 academic year, Dr. Hurrell taught Hist 356 – Health and Disease in Western Society. Casey is described as an “incredible instructor.”  She created a comfortable classroom atmosphere that was “welcoming and truly happy, just like Casey” and her “hilarious commentary and personal touch on the subject matter was greatly appreciated by her class.” Casey received her Ph.D. in History in the Fall of 2015. Her thesis is entitled “Health and Medicine as “the Rallying Points of Unity”: Physicians, Activism and International Efforts in the Early Cold War.”