John Scott Gray Receives 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award
May 1, 2017
Philosophy Professor John Scott Gray of the Ferris State University College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Department has been awarded the 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award by the University.
Dr. Richard (Scott) Cohen Named Chair of Humanities Department
April 25, 2017
The Ferris State University College of Arts and Sciences would like to congratulate Dr. Richard (Scott) Cohen on his selection as the new Chair of the Humanities Department, effective August 7, 2017.
Dr. Richard Scott Cohen is completing his 15th year at Ferris, where he serves as Director of Instrumental Concert Ensembles and Professor of Music. He earned bachelor degrees in Music Education and in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa scholar. He earned his master's and doctorate degrees in Conducting at Northwestern University. He has also been a Fulbright research scholar and lecturer in Spain.
Dr. Cohen is a member of numerous professional associations and is currently on the board of the College Band Directors National Association North Central Division, and on the Executive Board of the International Society for the Research and Promotion of Wind Music, headquartered in Graz, Austria. Previously, he also served on the board of the North American Catalan Society. He remains very engaged as a guest conductor, trombonist, composer, music adjudicator, researcher, author and lecturer throughout North America, Europe and China.
Ten College of Arts and Sciences students have been named 2017 Summer Student Research Fellows.
Dr. Thomas Brennan, Dr. Keith G. Calkins and Danya Ramírez Gómez, all members of the College of Arts and Sciences faculty, have recently published books.
Several College of Arts and Sciences faculty members who have used Open Education Resources (OERs) in their classrooms presented their findings on April 24 in the Ferris State University University Center.
Dr. Christian Peterson, professor of history in the Humanities Department in the Ferris State University College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool.
The Council on Social Work Education has conferred full accreditation for the Master of Social Work program, which completes a three-year process to assure that students can be licensed as therapists and counselors.
The Ferris State University Museum of Sexist Objects is gathering stories from Ferris students, faculty and staff who participated in the March on Washington in January or one of the sister marches.