Amy Morsman, professor of history

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Vice President for Academic Affairs Andi Lloyd has announced that Amy Morsman, professor of history, will serve in the coming year as the interim dean for faculty development and research, overseeing professional development funding, mentoring and orientation programs for new faculty, and the leave program. Morsman will also serve as director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research. Her term will begin July 1, 2018.

Morsman has been a member of the Middlebury College faculty since 2001. She is a scholar of American history, with a particular interest in issues of race and gender during the Civil War era. The author of a monograph on Virginia plantation families in the post-Civil-War years, “The Big House After Slavery: Virginia Plantation Families & Their Postbellum Domestic Experiment,” her latest book project explores how northerners undertook public and private efforts to reconstruct the former Confederacy. During her leave, she has developed a digital history project on antebellum race relations as they existed in the northern community and the southern community showcased in the film “Twelve Years a Slave.”