School of Humanities and Graduate Studies
Humanities and MHS Faculty Achievements
and Mass Communications
Dr. Benson Prigg, Associate Professor
of English, has been appointed as Director of the Step-to-College
Program sponsored by Lincoln University at Overbrook High School
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Prigg also coordinated the 2005
Honda Campus All-Star Challenge for Lincoln students.
Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English and
Mass Communications, organized a Second Annual Media Miles Communications
Conference, in Spring, 2005, with Cheryl Martin, a renowned media
professional, as keynote speaker and consultant.
Associate Professor of English, was selected as an NYU Summer Seminar
participant. Her research topic was Native American Studies.
Professor of English, presented a paper on African and African-American
relations at St. Mary's College and wrote a monograph on African
Professor of English, composed five articles for publication in
The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel. His book entitled
We Must Have Certainty has just been published by Susquehanna University
Lecturer in English, presented workshop at the University of Maryland,
on "Best Online Instructional Practices."
part-time Assistant Professor of English, was nominated for inclusion
in Who's Who Among America's Teachers for 2005.
Languages and Literatures
Associate Professor of French and Chair of the Department of Foreign
Languages and Literatures, coordinated a teleconference on "Testing
and Assessment in the Second Language Classroom" in cooperation
with McGraw Hill Publishing Company, in October 2004.
Professor of Philosophy, coordinated a Humanities Symposium on "Human
Catastrophe and Global Response," after the Tsunami in December
Dr. Melvin Leaman, Assistant
Professor of Religion, served as Coordinator of Woodrow Wilson Visiting
Scholars in Spring, 2005. He also presented a paper on "Teaching
Islam With Integrity" at the American Academy of Religion's Regional
Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in Spring 2005.
Professor of Religion and the newly appointed Chair of Philosophy
and Religion, is completing two books for publication--Ideologies
of Black Liberation and Exploring the African American Experience.
and Performing Arts
William B. Garcia,
Professor of Music, Chair of Visual and Performing Arts and Conductor
of the Lincoln University Concert Choir, is the founder of the Choral
Festival Concert, in cooperation with choir conductors at Bowie
State University, The University of Maryland at Eastern Shore and
Delaware State University. The first festival occurred during the
Spring of 2005. Under Dr. Garcia's direction, the Lincoln University
Concert Choir continues to give stellar performances.
Associate Professor of Music, performed three lecture-recitals for
the Pennsylvania Humanities Council in November and December of
2004 and in January of 2005. Mr. Pettaway was also the featured
artist recitalist at The Tourgee DeBose Artist Festival 2005 at
Southern University in April, 2005.
Professor of Music, served as concept producer and photographer
for the 2005 Lincoln University Gospel Choir CD--"Bringing Flava
Associate Professor of Art, was commissioned by the Delaware Division
of the Arts to design and create Delaware's 2004 Governor's Awards
in the Arts sculpture, to be awarded to six recipients. One of his
artworks was accepted in the NCECA 2005 Clay National Exhibition
at the Center for Art and Visual Culture, UMBC, Baltimore, Maryland.
Assistant Professor of Art, exhibited his work in two shows: "(Sub)
Urban" at the Bridge Spotters Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA, and at
the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA.
of Human Services
Associate Professor of Human Services and newly appointed Chair
of Human Services, has been appointed to serve with the Commonwealth
Legislation Office for Research Liaison Subcommittees (LORL) during
the 2005 session of the Pennsylvania State Legislature. Dr. Smith
also co-authored an article entitled "Progressing Towards a More
Culturally Competent Approach to Dental Care for African-American
Elders" in A Journal of Special Care in Dentistry, Nov/Dec. 2004.
Professor of Human Services, has published two articles: "The Best
of Both Worlds: Teaching Basic Writing in Class and Online" in The
Journal of Basic Writing and Classroom Resources for Instructors
Using Writing First, published by Bedford/St. Martin's Press.
Lecturer in Human Services, was the recipient of the Leadership
Award from the Center for Cultural and Ethnic Minority Aging, a
national organization for minority scholarship and advocacy gerontology.
Professor of Human Services and former Interim Chair of Human Services,
presented a paper entitled "A Phenomological Study of Human Services
Employees Working in Mental Health Centers" at a meeting of The
National Organization of Human Services Education, held in San Francisco,