Three Whittier Professors Honored

Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - June 25, 1997
Contact: Judy Browning (562) 907-4216
Reference: 96-97/64


Three Faculty Members Receive Overseas Teaching/Study Fellowships

Three Whittier College faculty members will be teaching or studying off campus next year - way off campus - in France and Massachusetts.

Lynn Sharp, assistant professor of history, will teach at the Universite de Limoges in France during the 1997-98 academic year; Endi Poskovic, assistant professor of art, will study in Cassis, France, during the spring semester; and Paul Kjellberg, associate professor of philosophy, has been awarded a fellowship for a year of study at Harvard University.

Sharp, who teaches European history with a specialty in France, will teach (in French) comparative European history. She was selected for the program on the basis of a recommendation by her advisor at the University of California at Irvine, where she received her Ph.D. in 1996.

Poskovic was awarded a Camargo Foundation fellowship to work in non-traditional printmaking techniques. One of 11 fellows selected, Poskovic will be the only artist among 10 writers. He plans to work on developing computer-arts related, non-orthodox approaches to printmaking. His large, abstract works have been featured in several exhibitions, including two recent shows at the South Bend (Ind.) Regional Museum of Art, and the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

Kjellberg's fellowship is at the Harvard Center for Studies of World Religion. He will work on his second book, The History of Chinese Skepticism, which focuses on ways in which Chinese culture has dealt with the uncertainties of life. Presentations of works-in-progress by Kjellberg and other scholars at the center will also be part of the year away from Whittier.

Located 18 miles east of Los Angeles, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering traditional liberal arts majors and strong pre-professional programs taught in the context of the liberal arts. Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus.

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