Triton College history professors receive national honor

Dr. Elizabeth Collins and Dr. Allen Salzman attend prestigious summer workshops

Triton College History Professors Dr. Elizabeth Collins and Dr. Allen Salzman have been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholars program.

They will join 300 professors nationwide in workshops that will enable participants to gain a sense of importance of historical places, make connections to their teaching and advance their own scholarship and development of teaching materials.

Dr. Collins of Chicago will tour Brooklyn, New York, in early June to participate in “Along the Shore: Changing and Preserving the Landmarks of Brooklyn’s Industrial Waterfront.” She’ll visit the Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and other waterfront sites to discuss the city’s architectural and preservation history and questions about the meaning of the landmarks in a weeklong program.

In July, Dr. Salzman of Oak Park will participate in “Concord, Massachusetts: Feminists, Utopians, and Social Reform in the Age of Emerson and Thoreau,” where he’ll tour sites associated with Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott and discuss Concord as an intellectual center of 19thCentury America.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is a federal agency that annually supports summer study opportunities for faculty to work in collaboration with experts in humanities disciplines.

To interview Dr. Elizabeth Collins or Dr. Allen Salzman about their experience with the workshops, contact Alicia Roberson, Public Relations Writer, at (708) 456-0300, ext. 3608, or e-mail


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