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Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, PhD

Mellon Grant Co-Director

As a historian of visual arts in the ancient Mediterranean world, I always look forward to partnering with my students to contextualize their Humanistic education within the demands of the professional realm. At the University level, the Mellon Foundation’s funding for our Humanities Pathways initiative has allowed us the ability to help support our faculty and students translate what they are teaching and learning in their coursework to professional and research fields after graduation.

I am excited to be a part of this Grant, which offers faculty an opportunity to intentionally and thoughtfully showcase the competencies that they teach our students within the depth and breadth of Emory College and Oxford College Humanistic courses.

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Peter Höyng, PhD

Mellon Grant Co-Director

Being a professor of German as a foreign language, German literature, and culture, issues of translation have become second nature to me. And I view the Mellon Grant for Pathways in the Humanities primarily about translation: this time we as professors in the humanities deliberately translate our expertise, work, and teaching to students, alumni, parents, and future employers. Moreover, we also teach and help our students to learn to translate what they have learned in the many humanistic courses and disciplines: analyze and synthesize complex historical texts, artistic productions, and phenomena, and communicate these effectively by placing them within larger contexts.

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Allyson Studer

Senior Project Coordinator

As a former humanities student, I am thrilled to work closely with faculty devoted to encouraging the study of the humanities. With an education in the humanities students are challenged to think creatively and open their minds to new perspectives and experiences. I am excited to see the incredible ideas of our faculty come to life through the Mellon Grant for Humanities Pathways. These new ideas will expose our students to professional pathways they have not yet considered.

allyson.studer@emory.edu

Dominique Thiers-Schmidt

Senior Project Coordinator

I am very enthusiastic about my involvement with the Mellon Grant to promote the value of the humanities. The power of a humanities education to enhance critical thinking and communication skills to compete successfully in every part of the economy cannot be understated. In addition, a humanities education provides a broad cultural and historical context that empowers people to participate successfully in diverse teams on a domestic and international level.

dthiers@emory.edu