Dr. Angela Keaton, assistant professor of history, has been appointed the new director of Tusculum College’s Honors Program, according to Ron McCallister, director of the School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Keaton is starting her fifth year at the College and has served in a variety of faculty leadership positions, including serving as the director of the Warren W. Hobbie Center for Civic Advancement and as a member of the College Council, the Teaching and Professional Growth Committee and the QEP Implementation Team. In 2008-2009, she received the Tusculum College Excellence in Teaching and Campus Leadership Award.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, in her time at Tusculum College Dr. Keaton has focused on gender history, modern history, as well as African and Asian history. In addition to her faculty leadership at the College, Dr. Keaton continues her scholarship with the upcoming publication of an article, entitled “Backyard Desperadoes: American Attitudes Concerning Toy Guns in the Atomic Age, 1945-1963,” to be published in the “Journal of American Culture.”
As director of the Honors Program, Dr. Keaton will continue the work done by predecessors Dr. Nancy Thomas and Dr. Barry Sharp in establishing criteria for membership in the Honors Program, setting goals for the program, developing Honors courses (in close coordination with academic departments throughout the College) and assuming overall leadership in this important academic endeavor.
The College welcomes Dr. Keaton to her new role.