June 8, 2017 | | Faculty Spotlight
Nancy Schurr, assistant professor of History at Chattanooga State Community College has been selected to serve as a member of the 2017/2018 DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) Education Advisory Committee. The Education Advisory Committee helps assemble and examine primary source sets for education users and plan education projects. Applicants are selected from a highly qualified pool and come from a vast array of disciplines across the United States. Schurr was one of seven new members to be selected to be on the Education Advisory Committee.
“I am thrilled to be a part of DPLA, where I will be working with other educators to bring more primary sources into classrooms around the country,” says Schurr.
Schurr has taught history for fifteen years and she received her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2004. Between the years of 2010-2014 she was scholar instructor for the Teaching American History (TAH) grant where she taught public school history teachers how to teach.
In the past, Schurr has presented numerous lectures for Teaching with Primary Sources Program, a teaching program sponsored by Library of Congress. Presently, she is a member of the Tennessee Council for History Education Board of Directors where she acts as the Academic Historian for East Tennessee.