Mercy College Adjunct Philosophy Professor Dr. Susan De George has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar. De George was chosen from a national applicant pool to attend one of 24 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.
De George will participate in an institute entitled “Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau and Fuller.” The two-week program will be in Concord, Massachusetts and will be directed by Dr. Sandy Petrulionis. The approximately 537 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach over 93, 975 college students the following year.