- A University of Southern Mississippi history
professor has won an award from the Mississippi Humanities Council
for her work on a number of public projects supporting the organization's
work across the state.
Dr. Deanne Nuwer, a Southern Miss assistant professor
of history, received the council's Humanities Scholar Award. She
was among a number of council award recipients honored during a
Feb. 7 council dinner in Jackson.
Each year, the council recognizes persons who have
supported its work through public programs across the state based
in the branches of learning concerned with human thought and relations
such as history, literature, philosophy, ethics, culture
Nuwer, a specialist in pedagogical methods, trains
history majors seeking state licensure to teach social studies.
She has presented papers at a variety of conferences and has had
articles published in the Gulf Coast Historical Review and in Southeastern
In addition to serving as consultant for MHC projects
such as the Mardi Gras Museum Oral History Project and the Walter
Anderson Museum of Art Oral History Project, Nuwer has received
numerous grants and fellowships to support scholarship and public
Prior to joining the Southern Miss faculty, Nuwer
taught public school. She was presented the Mississippi Heritage
Preservation Award in 2002, the Historian of the Year award in 2001
and the Mississippi Humanities Teacher award in 1998.
Nuwer received her bachelor's, master's and doctorate
degrees from Southern Miss.
For more information on Mississippi Humanities Council
programs and grant applications, visit www.ihl.state.ms.us/mhc/index.html
or call Dr. Kelly Gerald at (601) 432-6751.