Prof. Cullison in D.C. to address humanities group
Andrew M. Cullison, director of the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw and 2001 graduate of the university, will spend Monday in Washington, D.C., to present at the 2016 National Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting and will also take part in Tuesday's Humanities Advocacy Day.
Cullison was invited to participate by the leadership of NHA, a nonprofit coalition of organizations dedicated to advancing humanities education, research, preservation, and public programs.
Dr. Cullison, who is an associate professor of philosophy, will be part of a panel discussion, "The Humanities and Return on Investment." Moderated by Beatrice Gurwitz, assistant director of NHA, it will also include Christine Henseler, chair of modern languages and literatures at Union College; and Scott Samuelson, associate professor of philosophy and humanities at Kirkwood Community College.
On Tuesday, Cullison will be one of three individuals visiting with members of the Indiana congressional delegation to advocate on behalf of the humanities.
NHA says of the two-day program, "This yearly event provides opportunities for participants to connect with a growing network of humanities leaders from around the country; communicate the value of humanities research, education, programming, and preservation to members of Congress; explore national humanities policy; and become year-round advocates for the humanities. Sessions and events will be held at George Washington University and on Capitol Hill."
A double major in philosophy and English (writing) as an undergraduate, Cullison was a member of DePauw's first Ethics Bowl team.
He returned to DePauw in the summer of 2014 after serving as associate professor of philosophy at State University of New York at Fredonia.