RADNOR, Pa. (May 30, 2013) — Darryl Mace, Ph.D., associate professor of history and chair of the history and political science department at Cabrini College, is the recipient of the 2013 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, an honor awarded at institutions of higher learning in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Cabrini College President Marie Angelella George, Ph.D., presented the award to Mace during the College’s 53rd Commencement on May 19, 2013.
In 2005, Mace joined Cabrini’s History and Political Science Department as an instructor, and one year later, was promoted to assistant professor.
He earned bachelor’s degrees in history and speech communications from Pennsylvania State University, and a graduate certificate in women’s studies and a doctoral degree from Temple University.
Over his eight years at Cabrini College, Mace has created six courses, including “Spike Lee’s America” and “The Struggle for Black Equality.”
He directed the development of two tracks in the History major and the restructuring of the American Studies major, and he led the push for the creation of the Black Studies minor, which will launch in fall 2013. He also contributed to the development of online and blended learning experiences.
Since its inception in fall 2007, Mace has served as faculty fellow for the Voices of Justice Living and Learning Community (LLC) at Cabrini, a program in which a group of first-year students live in the same residence hall and engage in American culture and the politics of everyday life. Mace is academic advisor for the students in the LLC.
Mace has received research grants from several organizations, and used these opportunities to fund student collaborative research, including the project “How Race and Gender Are Framed in Local News Coverage.”
Mace has presented at many conferences, from the American Association of Colleges and Universities Diversity Conference to the American Historical Association Annual Conference. He has also sponsored numerous undergraduate presentations derived from his collaborative research projects.
Mace has published, and is in the final stages of publishing, several scholarly works, including review articles in the Journal of African American History, a chapter in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America, and, along with Nicholas Rademacher, Ph.D., and Nancy Watterson, Ph.D., “Foregrounding Relationships: Using Deliberative Dialogue and Engaged Justice in a Living and Learning Community” in the Journal of College and Character.
Mace has renewed his scholarly collaboration with Rademacher and Watterson on a chapter, “Common Ground through Dialogue: Creating a Disposition for Civil Learning,” in the forthcoming Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: A Handbook.
He is also under contract with the University Press of Kentucky to publish his monograph, “In Remembrance of Me: Regional Stories, Racial Dispositions, and the Legacy of the Emmett Louis Till Lynching.”
The Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, funded by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation of Philadelphia, provides grants to institutions of higher education for the promotion of teaching excellence, and recognizes academic excellence and outstanding teaching. At Cabrini, it is presented every other year.
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development, and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. The College also has graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 14 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.