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McMahon, Angier Awarded International Fellowships for Faculty Development

Professors Stephanie McMahon and Chase Angier

Professors Stephanie McMahon and Chase Angier

Two Alfred University faculty members have received International Fellowships for Faculty Development, Alfred University Assistant Professor of Art History Hope Childers, acting chairperson of the International Fellowship Review Committee, announced this week.

Professor of Dance Chase Angier and Associate Professor of Painting Stephanie McMahon will receive funding for travel to Iceland and Germany, respectively.

According to Childers, Angier will participate in a month-long residency at the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, in Reykjavik, Iceland. McMahon will continue her study of German painters, including the work of Paul Klee, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Childers noted three Alfred University professors received support from IFFD last year: Associate Professor of Spanish Kerry Kautzman; Assistant Professor of Foundation Katerina Riesing, and Professor of Art History Mary McInnis. Kautzman discussed her trip to Spain in a Bergren Forum during the 2016 Fall Semester. Both Riesing and McInnes will present Bergren Forums in the Spring Semester 2017.

Alfred University International Fellowships for Faculty Development are awarded on a competitive basis in order to support the participation of faculty members in international study programs or international travel for research. In addition, the funds support efforts of faculty members to internationalize existing courses or create new courses using an acquired or enhanced international perspective.

Childers said the International Fellowship Review Committee will begin reviewing applications for fellowships in the fall of 2017. Questions regarding the program should be addressed to