The Sherl K. Coleman and Margaret E. Guitteau Professorship in the Humanities

The Coleman-Guitteau Professorship seeks to promote the development of new or substantially revised interdisciplinary undergraduate humanities courses which focus on significant intellectual and cultural questions and their history.

Coleman-Guitteau courses should employ pedagogical approaches that emphasize:
• open and critical thinking
• active student participation
• independent inquiry
• the free exchange of ideas

While Coleman-Guitteau courses must be designed and intended primarily for undergraduates, they may also be open to graduate students.

The Coleman-Guitteau Professorship application guarantees the applicant(s) consideration for the Coleman-Guitteau Professorship and for the regular OHC Teaching Fellowship, if Coleman-Guitteau funding is not awarded.

$4,000 Course Enrichment

The Coleman-Guitteau Professorship makes available up to $4,000 for:
• curriculum development
• course enrichment
• guest speakers
• instructional materials
• classroom activities
• related research assistance
• other activities related to the course

$4,500 Summer Salary

Coleman-Guitteau Professors must devote a minimum of four consecutive weeks to course development during the summer. In return, they will receive $4,500 (plus OPE) in summer salary support.

Team-Teaching Proposals Encouraged
Team-taught courses are encouraged, particularly those involving faculty from different departments. In the case of a team-taught course, both instructors will receive $4,500 (plus OPE) in summer salary for curriculum development. Team-taught courses are eligible for $4,000 in course enrichment funds, awarded per course (not per fellow).

For more information, plese contact Jena Turner, (541) 346-1001.

The Coleman-Guitteau Teaching Professorship was established in 1992 through an endowment made to the Oregon Humanities Center by former OHC Board of Visitors member David B. Stern and Nancy E. Guitteau in honor of their mothers.

2019–20 Coleman-Guitteau Professorship electronic application, guidelines, and instructions (downloadable form):

*NOTE: The new electronic application form has a formatting glitch, and applicants have been unable to preserve their formatting when pasting CVs and other components into the provided fields. This is the case for all applicants. The review panel will be notified that the issue is on the OHC side and not the applicants’. The OHC is aware of this problem and is working to correct it for future versions. In order to be fair to all applicants, we will not change the form in the middle of the submission window.

Past fellows

Nicholas Kohler, Geography: Hike, Bike, Skate, Ski, Surf – Geographies of Adventure Travel and Active Leisure (GEOG 199)

Anne Kreps, Religious Studies: New Religious Movements (REL 4XX)

Ina Asim, History and Luke Habberstad, EALL/Religious Studies: Chinese Cities: Lived and Imagined (HIST/EALL 410)

Mai-Lin Cheng, Clark Honors College: Reading Commonplaces (HC 421)

Miriam Gershow, English: Living Writers(ENG 399)

Maile S. Hutterer, History of Art and Architecture and Akiko Walley, History of Art and Architecture: Why we represent (ARH 410)

Daniel Rosenberg, Honors College: History Studio/History Lab (HC 431H)

Heidi Kaufman, English and John Russell, Libraries/Digital Scholars Center: Digital Humanities and the 19th-Century Atlantic World (ENG 451/551)

Daniel Wojcik, English:Visionary Experiences & Otherworldly Encounters: Traditions, Theories, and Contexts (FLR 410/510)

Kate Mondloch, History of Art and Architecture: In With the New: Global Currents in Contemporary Art and the Venice Biennale (ARH 410)

Ben Saunders, English: Introduction to Comic Studies (ENG 280)

Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, Romance Languages: Contemporary Poetics: Spain and Latin America Through Its Poets (SPAN 407)

Bryna Goodman, History: What Opera Can Do For History: Nixon in China (HIST 410)

Katharine Meehan, Geography: Captial in the City: Reading Urban Differences on “The Wire” (GEOG 410)

Fabienne Moore, Romance Languages: War in French Comics (FR 399)

Gordon Sayre, English/Folklore: Car Cultures (FLR 399)

Joseph Fracchia, Clark Honors College: Capital and the Culture of Quantity (HIST 4xx/5xx)

Mark T. Unno, Religious Studies: The Bull in the China Shop: The Oxen at the Intersection of Nature, Society, and Religion (REL 407/507)

No Coleman-Guitteau Fellowship awarded.

Judith Raiskin, Women’s and Gender Studies: Travel Writing and Tourism (WGS 415/515)

Martha Bayless, English: Oral Traditions in Ancient and Modern Culture (ENG 407)

Elizabeth Reis, Women’s and Gender Studies:  Sex and Medical Ethics (WGS 415)

No Coleman-Guitteau Fellowship awarded.

No Coleman-Guitteau Fellowship awarded.

John T. Gage, English: Being Reasonable: Theories and Practices of Ethical Argument”  (ENG 410)

Julie Novkov, Political Science: The Concept of Race in Politics

No Coleman-Guitteau Fellowship awarded.

F. Regina Psaki, Romance Languages: Cultural Legacies of Italy