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Philosophy & Education Alumna Receives Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship

We are thrilled to announce that Philosophy and Education alumna Cristina Cammarano, Ph.D. 2012, has received the prestigious Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship for 2018-2019. Her project, titled "P.i.E.: Philosophy in K-12 Education," began in 2014 and was intended to bring activity-based philosophic inquiry to elementary schools on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. According to the Fellowship website, "Cammarano will use the Fellowship to launch a new phase of the program, including a summer camp for high schoolers, Philosophy Saturdays for children and families, and a summer institute to help teachers lead philosophy sessions in their own classrooms. Her ultimate goal for the Fellowship is to foster a culture of philosophy in her local community and encourage a cohort of K-12 teachers to become ambassadors in their home schools."

The Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship "celebrates and supports faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. Each Fellow receives $50,000 to pursue a public-facing project."

Cristina is currently an assistant professor of philosophy at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland.

To learn more about Cristina's project and the Fellowship, please click here.