Faculty Highlights

John Franklin, Graceland University Associate Professor of History, attended the 132nd annual national meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA) in Washington, D.C. Jan 4-7. The AHA is the oldest and largest professional organization for historians in the United States. Franklin participated in numerous sessions and found presentations on increasing enrollments in university history courses and incorporating graphic histories, ie. comics into history courses, to be particularly valuable.

Inside Higher Ed ran a piece on the importance of student-faculty collaboration in the creation of OER textbooks, referencing essays written by Graceland University Assistant Professor of English Tim Robbins and English major Matt Moore in the recently-published collection A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students.

Graceland University Professor of History Steve Glazer attended “Reformations and Revolutions in World History,” the eighth annual conference of the Midwest World History Association, held this year at the University of Central Oklahoma from Sept. 22-23. Glazer chaired a panel on “Contested Revolutions in the Middle East: Islamization, Urbanization, Democratization,” and attended a roundtable on “Education for Native American Students: Then and Now,” as well as other panels and presentations.