Elon chosen for project on public health, liberal education

A faculty team from Elon has been chosen to participate in an upcoming study of the role liberal arts education can play in raising understanding and awareness about public health issues.

Cindy Fair, associate professor of human services; Andi Metts, assistant professor of mathematics; and Amanda Tapler, lecturer in health education, have had their proposal selected for the project, which is sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR).

The workshops will provide an introduction to a public health perspective on liberal learning and give faculty the opportunity to explore the curricular frameworks for three recommended public health courses.

Fair, Metts and Tapler will participate in a February 2008 workshop during the APTR conference in Austin, Texas.