West Liberty University’s Dr. Angela Rehbein, assistant professor of English, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar. Her fellowship award includes a $3,900 stipend and participation in a seminar.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to take part in the intensive summer study with other professionals and look forward to what I will learn and be able to share with WLU students,” Rehbein said.Dr. Angela Rehbein headshot

She was one of 16 teachers selected from a large number of applicants from throughout the United States. Rehbein will attend one of the seven summer seminars for college and university teachers, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Rehbein will participate in the seminar, “Reassessing British Romanticism.” This five-week program will be held at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. and will be directed by Stephen C. Behrendt, George Homes Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Nebraska.

Rehbein earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in English degree from Fairmont State in 2002, a Master’s of Arts in English degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005 and a Doctor of English degree from the University of Missouri in 2011. Her research specialties are in 18th century British literature, British women writers, postcolonial literature and theory and women’s and gender studies.

The NEH is a federal agency that each summer supports seminars and institutes that make it possible for teachers from a broad variety of institutions to work in collaboration with peers and to study with experts to improve their skills.

West Liberty University’s College of Liberal Arts is composed the Department of Humanities and the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, which offer numerous major and minor programs of study. For more information, please call 1.866.WESTLIB.