April 13, 2016
Amanda Baugh has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each summer, the NEH supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in their fields of interest.
Dr. Baugh will participate in the NEH Summer Institute "Extending the Land Ethic: Current Humanities Voices and Sustainability." The four-week program will be held at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and is directed by faculty from Arizona State University. During the month, scholars will study with leading voices in the fields of environmental ethics, nature writing, and sustainability studies. Each scholar will develop a new course or work on a publication during the Summer Institute.
Dr. Baugh received a stipend of $3,300 to cover travel, study, and living expenses to attend the institute, where she plans to enhance her upper-level "Religion and Ecology" course and to inform her research on environmental attitudes among white and Latino Catholics in Los Angeles. The College of Humanities congratulates Dr. Baugh on her achievement