Department Recognitions

Our department was presented the Indiana History Outstanding Event or Project Award by the Indiana Historical Society in 2009. We received the award for our exceptional commitment to elementary school social studies education.

The project provides in-service training to elementary school teachers through free workshops, weeklong seminars in towns across the state, and field trips to Indiana State Historic Sites. It also gives community support to nonprofit cultural institutions who work with elementary classes by enlisting its students to create educational materials such as lesson plans and primary source packets. In addition, it has developed media products—such as programs on DVD—to directly support elementary classroom teachers.

Faculty Grants

Grant: “Ports-of-Trade, Maritime Diasporas, and Networks of Trade and Cultural Integration in the Bay of Bengal Region of the Indian Ocean: c. 1000-1500,” 

Author: Kenneth Hall
Publish Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008
University of Leiden Research Fellowship: 2008


Grant: Public History Internship Grant (3 Years: 2006-2009) 
Author: Michael Doyle
Publish Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This grant, funded by the Minnetrista Cultural Center, provides resources for public history interns.


Grant: Publication of the History of Maxon Corporation 12/06
Author: Bruce Geelhoed
Publish Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 
This study covers the history of Maxon Corporation from 1916 to 2006.


Grant: The Immigrant as Hero: National Identity, Social Cohesion, and the Challenges of Assimilation in Modern France 
Author: Christopher Thompson
Publish Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 
Faculty Research grant awarded to Dr. Christopher Thompson 
Value of Grant: $15, 270


Grant: Short Term Travel Grant 
Author: Sergei Zhuk
Publish Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 
An external grant sponsored by the International Research and Exchanges Board 
Value of Grant: $5,381


Grant: From Service to Memory to Archives 
Author: Michael Doyle
Publish Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
An external grant sponsored by the Cantigny First Division Foundation
Value of Grant: $50,000


Grant: Muncie’s Response to Recent Economic Change: An Oral History 
Author: James Connolly
Publish Date: Monday, October 15, 2007
Awarded by the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County
Value of Grant: $4,700


Grant: Organized Labor in Muncie: An Oral History 
Author: James Connolly
Publish Date: Monday, October 15, 2007
Awarded by the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County
Value of Grant: $4,700


Grant: DVD Project for Highway US 31 
Author: Ronald Morris
Publish Date: Monday, January 15, 2007
An external grant sponsored by the Indiana Department of Transportation
Value of Grant: $80,518


Grant: DVD Supplement to Textbook 
Author: Ronald Morris
Publish Date: Monday, January 15, 2007 
An external grant sponsored by Prentice Hall/Merrill Education
Value of Grant: $4,424


Grant: Chartist Readers: Print, Oral Culture, and Democracy, 1830-1860
Author: Robert Hall
Publish Date: Monday, January 15, 2007
An external grant sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Value of Grant: $5,000


Grant: Maxon Corporation Corporate History, 1997-2006 
Author: Bruce Geelhoed
Publish Date: Monday, January 15, 2007
An external grant sponsored by the Maxon Corporation
Value of Grant: $14,989

Faculty Awards 1975 – 2009

Jason Powell
C. Warren Vander Hill Award for
Distinguished Teaching in Honors Education
2008-2009
Anthony Edmonds
Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
1996
Christopher Thompson
Excellence in Teaching Award
2008
Anthony Edmonds
University Teaching Professor
1996
Carolyn Malone
Lawhead Teaching Award in the Core Curriculum
2008
Glenda Riley
Outstanding Research Award
1995
Kevin Smith
Outstanding Faculty Service Award
2004
Nina Mjagkij
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award             1995
Anthony Edmonds
Lawhead Teaching Award in the Core Curriculum
2004
 John Barber
University Teaching Professor
1995
Lawrence Birken
C. Warren Vander Hill Award for
Distinguished Teaching in Honors Education
2004
 Anthony Edmonds
University Teaching Professor
1992
Daniel Goffman
C. Warren Vander Hill Award for
Distinguished Teaching in Honors Education
2003
 John Barber
University Teaching Professor
1990
Christopher Thompson
University Teaching Professor
2002
 Morton Rosenberg
Outstanding Faculty Service Award
1987
Abel Alves
Lawhead Teaching Award in the Core Curriculum         2000
 Andrew Cayton
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
1986
Anthony Edmonds
C. Warren Vander Hill Award for
Distinguished Teaching in Honors Education
1999
 Richard Wires
Outstanding Faculty Service Award
1983
Joan Schreiber
Outstanding Faculty Service Award
1997
 John Koumoulides
Outstanding Research Award
1983
John Barber
Eugene Asher Award for Distinguished Teaching
(Awarded by the American Historical Association)
1997
Anthony Edmonds
Outstanding Teaching Award
1982
John Barber
Lawhead Teaching Award in the Core Curriculum
1997
 Dwight Hoover
Outstanding Research Award
1978
John Weakland
Outstanding Faculty Service Award
1996
Everett Ferrill
Outstanding Faculty Service Award
1976
Kevin Smith
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
1996
John Barber
Outstanding Teaching Award
1975