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Hendrix Odyssey Professorships Awarded to Three Faculty

CONWAY, Ark. (February 1, 2018) – Three Hendrix College faculty members were recently awarded Odyssey Professorships. These professorships are an extension of the Hendrix Odyssey Program, the college’s nationally recognized hands-on learning program. 

Each Odyssey Professorship carries an endowment to support faculty projects that create new engaged learning opportunities for students, such as internships, service projects, and undergraduate research. The Odyssey Professorships also provide professional development opportunities for the professors receiving them.

Individual faculty members or small groups of faculty members may apply on a competitive basis for the professorships. Proposals are recommended by the Committee on Faculty and approved by the President.

The new Odyssey Professorship projects are:

  • Dr. Anne Goldberg and Dr. Jennifer Peszka received the Charles Prentiss Hough Odyssey Professorship for their project, “8 hours for work, 8 hours for rest, 8 hours for what we will: Psychological and Anthropological Lessons for Living Longer from the Blue Zones.”
  • Dr. Dorian Stuber received the Isabelle Peregrin Odyssey Professorship in Journalism and/or Literature for the project “Bearing Witness: Holocaust Literature and Education.”

The community looks forward to the innovative and exciting engaged learning opportunities that will emerge as these projects develop,” said Dr. Peter Gess, Associate Provost for Engaged Learning and Director of International Programs. “The support of Hendrix alumni and friends makes these opportunities possible for our faculty and students, and we’re grateful for their generosity.”

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit