Petrulionis named director for summer institute

Sandy Petrulionis, professor of English and American studies at Penn State Altoona, has been appointed director of a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute program on "Transcendentalism and Social Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau and Fuller."

Held for two weeks in Concord, Mass., and sponsored by the Community College Humanities Alliance, the institute hosts 25 college and university teacher participants for an in-depth series of scholarly presentations and field trips to sites of interest to antislavery, women's reform, utopian communities and transcendentalism.

As director, Petrulionis is responsible for reviewing and selecting applicants, and for organizing and administering all program events.

Last Updated October 11, 2013