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Tony Crider appointed to advisory board

Tony Crider, associate professor and chair of Physics, has recently been elected to a three-year term on the national Reacting Advisory Board. This board oversees development and publication of the Reacting to the Past series.

Reacting to the Past consists of elaborate games, set in the past, in which students are assigned roles informed by classic texts in the history of ideas. Class sessions are run entirely by students; instructors advise and guide students and grade their oral and written work. It seeks to draw students into the past, promote engagement with big ideas, and improve intellectual and academic skills.

The full membership of the Reacting Advisory Board is:

  • Martin Braun (Queens College, CUNY), Director of the Freshman Year Initiative and Professor of Mathematics
  • John M. Burney (Doane College),Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History
  • Mark C. Carnes (Barnard College), Professor of History and Director of “Reacting to the Past”
  • Larry Carver (University of Texas at Austin), Director of Liberal Arts Honors and Humanities Programs and Professor of English
  • Patrick Coby (Smith College), Professor of Government
  • John C. Eby (Loras College), Associate Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program
  • Elizabeth E. Dunn (Indiana University, South Bend), Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of History
  • Gretchen Kreahling McKay (McDaniel College), Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence
  • Michael S. Pettersen (Washington & Jefferson College), Associate Professor and Chair of Physics
  • Richard Gid Powers (College of Staten Island, CUNY), Professor of History and Director, CORE program
  • Nicolas Wolfe Proctor (Simpson College), Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History
  • Judith Shapiro (Barnard College), ex-President and Professor of Anthropology Emerita
  • Amelia Vanderlaan (Smith College ’09), student representative
Tony Crider,
6/23/2011 12:39 PM