Dr. McNabb Inducted into International Scholarly Honor Society

Apr 18, 2011

Dr. Jennifer McNabb, an Associate Professor of History at Western Illinois University, was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the international interdisciplinary scholarly honor society, at the annual meeting of WIU's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, on Sunday, 17 April 2011. Phi Kappa Phi is dedicated to promoting and honoring superior scholarship in all disciplines.

Dr. McNabb's scholarship focuses on the social impact of the Reformation in Tudor and Stuart England and studies the consequences of religious and political change on such institutions as marriage, family, and community. She regularly presents her research at international, national, and regional conferences, including the Sixteenth Century Society Conference and the North American Conference on British Studies. Her research has been published in The Sixteenth Century Journal and Quidditas, and her most recent paper won the Delno C. West Award for the most distinguished paper by a senior scholar at a joint meeting of regional organizations dedicated to medieval and Renaissance history and literature. She is a member of the executive board of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association and serves as associate editor of its journal.

Dr. McNabb was the winner of the Provost's Award of Excellence in Teaching for 2009-10, the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching for 2008-09, and a University HOPE Award for Teaching. She has supervised eighteen successful graduate and undergraduate grant applications, three Honors theses, and two M.A. theses.

She has served the University community as the Chair of the University's Graduate Council, the chair of the WIU's Writing-Instruction-in-the-Disciplines Committee, and as a member of the Honors Council, the University Research Council, and the Faculty Senate. She acts as faculty advisor for the Associated Students of History, which won the CAS Outstanding Student Organization Award in 2009, and for Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. She won the Greek Advisor of the Year award in spring 2010, for her work with Alpha Sigma Tau.

Dr. McNabb specializes in early modern European history and the history of England. She joined the Department of History at WIU in 2005, following the completion of her doctoral program at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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