In November 2022 I was floored to learn that my essay “Remembering Dorothy May Bradford’s Death and Reframing ‘Depression’ in Colonial New England,” won the 2021 Richard Beale Davis Prize for the best essay published in Volume 56 of Early American Literature, the official journal of both the Society of Early Americanists and the MLA’s Forum on Early American Literature.
This fall I was honored to receive the 2021-2022 Siena College School of Liberal Arts Contingent Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching! Recipients may only win the award one time in their career, and are eligible for nomination after 3 years at Siena. Here is what the Dean and Awards Committee wrote about my teaching:
In order to be considered for this award, one must demonstrate passionate teaching, engagement of students, and contributions to the intellectual life of the college. The selection committee found evidence in your application of going above and beyond in each of these areas, stating, “Stacey consistently creates a warm and welcoming learning environment that is respectful of diversity and inclusion. Stacey employs innovative teaching approaches that successfully engage students across a wide variety of topics and levels. Her eclectic pedagogical repertoire that makes her classes interactive and impactful appears to be very much appreciated by her students, as reflected in her glowing student evaluations. She is clearly an engaged member of the community.”-Chris Farnan, Dean of Liberal Arts, and the Awards Committee
Thank you to my colleagues who nominated me, to my department chair for supporting my nomination, and to the awards committee for your kind words about my teaching.
Check out this video from Siena’s Saints Go Marching segment for Oct 31-Nov 4 2022. From 0:03-1:15, the video showcases my ENGL 345 (American Literature 1500-1820) class’ partnership with the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa, NY. The partnership is part of the English Department’s initiative as Siena’s first “Community Engaged Department”!
For our community engaged project, the class is transcribing approximately 40 pages of the ledger and then researching content for an online exhibit to be hosted by the Brookside museum. I’m grateful to Sarah Toledano in the Center for Academic Community Engagement at Siena, and to Anne Clothier, the Education Director at Brookside.