A Century of Scholarship: 100 Years of Liberal Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
by Ann B. Dobie and Leslie D. Schilling
About the Book
A Century of Scholarship traces the growth and development of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from a handful of teaching faculty in 1921 to a thriving body of three thousand students and nearly three hundred faculty and staff. While dealing with the Great Depression, World War II, the postwar explosion of enrollment, and the unrest of the 1960s, it has steadily expanded its offerings while cherishing the ideals of its founders. Through social changes and technological innovations, the college has adhered to the vision of Edwin Louis Stephens, the university’s first president, to educate young men and women “in the essential concepts of good citizenship and the fundamentals of the liberal arts, and to offer professional and vocational instruction that serves their aptitudes and desires.”
About the Authors
Ann B. Dobie is professor emerita of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she directed graduate studies in rhetoric and the university’s writing-across-the-curriculum program. She has also directed a summer institute at the University of Vermont and was a consultant to the Malta Writing Programme in Valletta, Malta. In 2002, she chaired the One City, One Book Program, “Lafayette Reads Ernest J. Gaines.” She is the author or co-author of fifteen books, compiler and editor of three literary anthologies, and the author of numerous articles on literature and composition. Her latest books are Black Women Writers of Louisiana: Telling their Stories, and a fourth edition of Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism. For thirteen years she served as founder and director of the National Writing Project of Acadiana. She is currently a contributor to KnowLA, an online encyclopedia of Louisiana history and culture sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
Leslie D. Schilling is the director of the Humanities Resource Center in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which she opened in August 1993. Through the center, she manages audio-visual materials and assists faculty in the college with design and pre-press of various visual media. She has designed, edited, and formatted numerous faculty publications over three decades, including the Interdisciplinary Humanities Journal and Études Francophones. She worked with Ann B. Dobie on pre-press for dozens of her scholarly publications, as well as publications for the Acadiana Writing Project. She is also co-principal investigator on a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities funding the Louisiana Digital Humanities Lab, which provides new media for faculty use and graduate classes.
Hardcover | 100 Pages | 10" x 12" | ISBN: 978-1-946160-85–0