The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Congratulations to Melanie Newton on Outstanding Teaching Award!

March 1, 2016

We are very pleased to share the news that Professor Melanie Newton has won the FAS Outstanding Teaching Award for 2015-2016. This award recognizes Professor Newton’s excellence in undergraduate teaching and her ongoing contributions to undergraduate education in the Faculty of Arts and Science (St. George).

In addition to her undergraduate and graduate courses in Caribbean history and culture, slavery, and the Atlantic World, Professor Newton was Director of the Caribbean Studies Program from 2012-14. In this role, she worked to create major curriculum changes and increase the number of course offerings in the program.

Please join us in sending our congratulations to Professor Newton!


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Excerpt of book cover of Melanie Newton's book, featuring a colourful piece of African art.
Newton, M. "The Children of Africa in the Colonies"; image courtesy of Louisiana State University.