Dr. Khori Newlander, assistant professor of anthropology, has been awarded the 2021 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kutztown University. The award was announced as part of KU’s Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 27.
Newlander is an anthropological archaeologist with expertise in North America, archaeological field and laboratory methods and the comparative study of hunter-gatherers. He earned his doctorate in anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Newlander recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support a three-year archaeological study that explores the effects of industrialization in 19th-century Pennsylvania. His student research team conducts digs and artifact analysis involving two 19th-century industrial communities: Stoddartsville and Joanna Furnace. The research team examines how physical features intersected with cultural and historical factors to define the economic and extractive activities of these communities while shedding light on changes in demographics, economic organization and social formations in response to the growth of industrialization.
The John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was established by John P. Schellenberg, emeriti professor of physical science, faculty alumni and friends to recognize an early career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work.