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History Professor Wins Dissertation Award

Huntingdon College
Faith | Wisdom | Service
News Release
February 8, 2018

For immediate release:

History Professor Wins Dissertation Award

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College faculty member Dr. Blake Ball, assistant professor of history, received word this week that his doctoral dissertation has been recognized with the 2017 University of Alabama Outstanding Dissertation Award. His work, “Charlie Brown’s America: Peanuts and the Politics of Wishy-Washy, 1950–1989,” had previously been honored as the outstanding dissertation in UA’s College of Arts and Sciences.

In a letter dated February 5, Dr. Susan Carvalho, dean of the UA Graduate School, wrote, “In the opinion of the review committee, comprised of emeritus faculty from the University of Alabama, your work exemplifies the research skill, independent thought, and ability to interpret and analyze information in an intelligent and insightful way that one would expect of the winner of one of the University’s premier graduate student awards.”

Dr. Ball will receive a monetary award along with this recognition. A presentation will be made in April.

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