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Faculty Spotlight

The faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences are committed to the teaching mission of DePaul University. Equally important are scholarship, creative activity and service to the community. Listed below is a selection of recent faculty accomplishments, awards and projects.

  • Paul Jaskot, PhD
    Professor of History of Art and
    Architecture

    Paul Jaskot was awarded the A.W. Mellon Professorship for 2014-2016. This honor is awarded to senior researchers in the field in order to pursue independent research in residence at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The Mellon Professorship was established at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts with funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. It is a two-year award, and intended for outstanding curators and scholars in the middle, often most productive years of their careers.

  • Morag M. Kersel, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    Morag M. Kersel, also an affiliate faculty with the Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law in the College of Law at DePaul, was awarded a University of Chicago Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellowship for 2015-2016. As a Visiting Fellow with The Past for Sale: New Approaches to the Study of Archaeological Looting Collegium, she will build on her PhD research, which assessed the efficacy of the legally sanctioned antiquities market in Israel as a remedy for looting, examine artifact pathways, and introduce new empirical evidence on the illegal and legal movement of Middle Eastern artifacts and efforts to protect archaeological sites. The Past for Sale Collegium brings together anthropologists, archaeologists, art historians, public policy experts, social scientists, and legal scholars, in hopes of finding answers to this intractable problem facing those who care about culture.

  • Scott Bucking, PhD
    Associate Professor of History

    Scott Bucking, associate professor of ancient Mediterranean studies in the history department, received a Fulbright grant to Israel for 2015-2016. While in Israel, he will be a visiting scholar at The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and will be continuing his archaeological fieldwork at the Roman-Byzantine site of Avdat in the central Negev highlands. Professor Bucking’s project, which is being carried out in partnership with the Israel Antiquities Authority, represents the initial phase of a groundbreaking regional study of ancient Christian monasticism. The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is funded through the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and provides grants to U.S. faculty and senior professionals in over 125 countries worldwide.

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