Educational and professional achievement is common among faculty in the College of Liberal Arts.
"North Country: The Making of Minnesota" earned Minnesota Book Awards for author and associate professor of history Mary Wingerd.
The book, commissioned by the University of Minnesota Foundation and published by University of Minnesota Press, is cited as an examination of the multicultural and multiracial origins of the state during the mid-17th to mid-19th centuries.
Communications studies professor Tami Spry earned the Leslie Irene Coger Award for Distinguished Performance from the National Communication Association for her outstanding live performances.
On campus, Spry also directs performances by the Players Performance Group, a student group that performs social justice theater on campus and nationally. She also performs on social justice issues.
Lehman's 2014 book, "Power, Politics, and the Decline of the Civil Rights Movement: A Fragile Coalition, 1967–1973," makes the case that the civil rights work and influence of key African-American organizations in the late '60s and '70s was limited by factionalism within and government sabotage.
Composer and professor of music Scott L. Miller is sharing his knowledge of electroacoustic composition and real-time electronics and improvisation at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia, as a result of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship he earned. Miller's award-winning compositions for electroacoustic, orchestral, chamber, choral and multimedia are performed throughout North America and Europe.