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April 8, 2016

Deborah WilliamsOVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Deborah Williams, professor/chair of environmental science, 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.

Williams will participate in an NEH Summer Institute titled “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.

The 25 educators selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $3,300 to cover their travel, study, and living expenses. 

The NEH 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.

The approximately 521 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach over 91,175 American students the following year.