Martha Jones honored with an Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship
DAAS Associate Chair Martha Jones has been honored by the U-M Regents with an Arthur F. Thurnau professorship. She is one of six U-M faculty members chosen for this honor which celebrates outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. Referred to by colleagues as an innovative, collaborative and visionary teacher, Professor Jones combines a caring, student-centered approach with insistence that students have a responsibility to plunge into primary sources and argue for their interpretation. Pushing beyond conventional classroom boundaries, she creates experiential learning projects that connect primary research with community involvement. Her public exhibits, such as the recent “Proclaiming Emancipation” project at the Hatcher Library, provide experiences where students discover how vivid the past can be.