NASHUA, NH – Dr. Mark
Meehan, Rivier University’s Associate Professor of Education and History and
Associate Vice President of Global Engagement, has been awarded the Coolidge
Fellowship for summer 2014. One of five recipients selected from a large and
strong pool of candidates, Dr. Meehan will join the other fellows for a month
of intense scholarly research, reflection and conversation on topics related to
religion, leadership and social transformation.
Fellowship is a four-week research and writing program at Columbia University in New York
City. Fellowship scholars receive full access to the
libraries and research facilities at Columbia University, Teachers College, Union,
Auburn, and Jewish Theological Seminaries. The fellows share a common meal each
evening during the week and attend an array of cultural events together.
the month’s residency, each scholar submits an article to be published together
in the CrossCurrents Theological Journal.
Dr. Meehan is researching and writing his article on “Traditional Islamic Views
of Governance and Social Change,” which also will contribute to his next
book scheduled for publication in spring 2016.