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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

TCNJ Students in Spain Translate Tours and Train Immigrants

Stephen Rodriguez, junior, Carly Kalman, junior, and Zach Dzierzgowski, junior leading a simultaneous translation of a museum tour in Alcalá For the past few months, an exceptional group of students has been taking classes and doing community service with the local immigrant population during a faculty-led semester to University of Alcalá de Henares in Alcalá,…Continue Reading

Happy and Smart Students: Brandon Pugh

Brandon Pugh, senior Political Science major, was elected to his hometown’s Board of Education at 19 and is now the President of the Burlington Count School Boards Association. He even owns a business with his father that helps train government officials in homeland security.  See this story in its bite-size version on our Instagram and Facebook.…Continue Reading

Happy and Smart Students (And Faculty): Isabel Kentengian

Isabel Kentengian, instructor of Spanish, is a volunteer administrator for Children New Jersey. There she helps organize medical trips all over the world.  See this story in its bite-size version on our Instagram and Facebook. “How did you become a Spanish teacher?” “I’ve always been very involved in language education. I worked in TESOL (Teachers of…Continue Reading

Feature Story: The Award-Winning Class of 2015 HSS Graduates

  This year’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in the Liberal Arts (DAELA) Laureates span the spectrum of educational merits. From community-engaged learning to study abroad, from student-faculty collaboration to independent research, these students have learned in classrooms and communities across the globe and they have taken “inter-disciplinary” to a whole new level. Now, they’re giving…Continue Reading