Thomas Noah, a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.
Noah will participate in the summer institute entitled "Moral Psychology and Education: Putting the Humanities to Work." The four-week program will be held at Grand Valley State University and co-directed by Dr. Deborah Mower, professor of philosophy and religion at Youngstown State University and Dr. Phyllis Vandenberg, professor of philosophy at Grand Valley State University.
The 25 scholars selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $3,300 to cover their travel, study, and living expenses. Noah was one of three graduate students selected to be among the scholars.