January 25, 2010


Susan Youngblood Ashmore, associate professor of history at Oxford College, has been honored with two awards for her book, “Carry It On: The War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, 1964–1972.”

The Southern Association for Women Historians named the book as the 2009 recipient of the Willie Lee Rose Prize.  The book also received the Francis B. Simkins Award, given jointly by the Southern Historical Association and Longwood University.

E. Brooks Holifield was honored as an outstanding theological educator by the Association of Theological Schools.

As part of the award, Holifield, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of American Church History, spoke at the American Academy of Religion meeting in Montreal on the vocation of a historian in theological education. The meeting also featured a reception honoring Holifield and his many contributions to theological education.

Sara Markowitz was named a runner-up for the 2009 Georgescu-Roegen Prize by the Southern Economic Association.

Markowitz, associate professor of economics at Emory College, received the honor as co-author of an article titled, “The Relationship between Suicidal Behavior and Productive Activities of Young Adults” published in the Southern Economic Journal.

Lisa Tedesco has been elected to the board of directors of the Council of Graduate Schools.

Tedesco, dean of the James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies and vice provost for academic affairs – graduate studies, will serve on  the 12-member board for the organization of more than 500 institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada.  She is also a professor in the Rollins School of Public Health.

Jacob L. Wright has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship.

The fellowship will support Wright, assistant professor of Hebrew Bible, as he conducts research on the role of war as a catalyst for change in ancient Israelite society. Wright teaches in the Candler School of Theology and the Graduate Division of Religion, and is a member of the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.

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