TNCC History Professor to be Among History Educators at National Seminar


Published: April 8, 2010

Thomas Nelson Community College History Professor Ronald A. Goldberg, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops for community college faculty. He was chosen from a pool of national applicants to attend one of six summer 2010 study opportunities.

From July 11-17, Goldberg will take part in a workshop entitled, “Plymouth, Massachusetts: Landmark of Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians.” The program will examine the Pilgrim colony in the early 1600s.

“I feel honored and grateful that I was selected by the NEH. Last year, I was involved in the seminar, ‘Progress and Poverty: The Gilded Age in American Politics and Literature, 1877-1901’ sponsored by the NEH,” he said. “These seminars energize faculty and strengthens them in their teaching area. They include interesting speakers, as well a number of historical attractions to visit. This is a wonderful program for community college teachers,” he added.

Goldberg will be among 50 community college educators experiencing a round of presentations by noted scholars in their field, conducting research and touring sites in Plymouth, Massachusetts such as the 1627 Pilgrim village, Mayflower II, Winslow House, John Howland House, Pilgrim Hall Museum and Burial Hill Cemetery, among several others.

Also a part of the experience, he will receive a $1,200 stipend that covers living expenses, books, and travel expenses.

A TNCC faculty member since 1971, Goldberg was History Department head from 1990-2005 and holds a doctoral degree from the University of Georgia. His published works include the book, “America in the 20s” published by Syracuse University Press as well as a Virginia Social Science Journal article titled, “Virginia’s Silent Dove: Senator A. Willis Robertson and the Vietnam War.”

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