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Meet the 2015 HSS Academic Excellence Award Winners!

Congratulations to the Humanities and Social Sciences students who received the Academic Excellence Award in their respective majors and minors on Friday, October 23. From countless hours of research, lengthy papers, internships, labs and study abroad programs, these students do it all!         Photos by Sarah Ratner Post by Kimberly Ilkowski Continue Reading

Dr. Lynn Gazley and interdisciplinary team win major NSF grant

Earlier this month, the National Science Foundation awarded sociology professor Lynn Gazley and her interdisciplinary team a major grant for their proposal, “FIRSTS (Foundation for Increasing and Retaining STEM Students) Program: A bridge program to study the sociological development of science identities.” In conjunction with professors in the sciences, including Sudhir Nayak (biology), Benny Chan… Continue Reading

Karen Dubrule wins 2015 Helen Shaw Staff Excellence Award

Congratulations to Karen Dubrule (center), program assistant in sociology and anthropology, for being amongst the winners of the 2015 Helen Shaw Staff Excellence and Special Achievement Award! Other winners include, Angela Lauer Chong, AVP and Dean of Students; Jack Fehn, committee convener; and Alexander Novak, crew supervisor in the electrical shop. Photo courtesy of TCNJ Continue Reading

Dr. Emily Meixner wins English Leadership Quarterly Best Article of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Emily Meixner, associate professor of English and coordinator of the Secondary English Education program at the College, for winning English Leadership Quarterly Best Article of the Year. Entitled, “Nurturing Teacher Leadership through Homegrown Professional Development,” Meixner wrote the piece after seeing tremendous success from her How To Teach Seminars. “When I first… Continue Reading

Meet the new members of the HSS faculty

Professor Mekala Audain Joining the College’s History department with a variety of new course ideas, Professor Mekala Audain hopes she can challenge students to rethink their understanding of significant periods in U.S. history. Audain received her Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. With the department’s rigorous training in African American history and exceptional faculty… Continue Reading

Sociology Professor Tim Clydesdale releases new book, ‘The Purposeful Graduate’

In his latest book, TCNJ professor of sociology Tim Clydesdale urges colleges to ask their students, “how might you lead a meaningful life?” This latest release entitled, “The Purposeful Graduate: Why Colleges Must Talk to Students About Vocation,” demonstrates how impactful the exploration of these ideas can be for students. Professor Clydesdale adds a new factor to the national discussion of the… Continue Reading

Outstanding News from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences This Year

During the 2014-2015 academic year, we have seen some exceptional feats accomplished by our students, alumni and faculty on campus, off-campus and across the world. Some examples are Rebecca Flores, who presented her research to Congress people (and impressed them); Mi-Yeon Park, a student who created a project around empowering North Korean refugees through education;… Continue Reading