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Muskingum College faculty member Bil Kerrigan receives Ohio Academy of History Teaching Award


APRIL 21, 2004 - Muskingum College Associate Professor of History Dr. Bil Kerrigan has received the 2004 Ohio Academy of History Teaching Award.

Dr. Kerrigan received the award on April 17 at the academy's annual meeting in Findlay, Ohio. He was nominated for the award by all of his peers in the history department at the college.

The Ohio Academy of History seeks to promote the development and dissemination of historical knowledge among the citizens and students of Ohio. The Academy promotes high standards of historical scholarship and teaching in the state's schools, colleges, and museums.

Responding to Dr. Kerrigan's recognition, Dr. George Sims, vice president of academic affairs at Muskingum, said, "Dr. Kerrigan is an outstanding scholar and teacher, and it is very satisfying to see his work recognized. He is an outstanding example of our faculty's commitment to excellence."

In their nomination of Dr. Kerrigan, his fellow faculty members said, "We believe that Bil, through his commitment to teaching, his innovative techniques and assignments, and his exemplary service as a role model for younger faculty, is very deserving of this award."

Dr. Kerrigan joined the Muskingum faculty in 1997. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Austin College, his master's degree from Texas Christian University and his doctorate from the University of Michigan.