Published on February 17, 2012  

Howard College of Arts and Sciences has honored Political Science professor and founding chair Fred Shepherd with its 2011/2012 Arts and Sciences Teaching Award.

Shepherd was nominated for the award by faculty and students and recognized in a Feb. 10 faculty meeting.

Paul N. Propst Professor of Natural Sciences and Selection Committee chair Betsy Dobbins said the award recognizes Shepherd "for leadership, for providing stimulating educational experiences, for mentoring students toward graduate careers, and for inspiring students to think, particularly about topics not usually addressed, like genocide."

Genocide is Shepherd's academic specialty and he is nationally recognized for his expertise in that area. He presented his research by invitation at the "Resisting the Path to Genocide" conference at the University of California-Los Angeles in May 2011.