Thomas Stubblefield

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‌ Thomas Stubblefield, Ph.D.

Thomas Stubblefield received an MA in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Ph.D. in Visual Studies from the University of California-Irvine.  His book, 9/11 and the Visual Culture of Disaster (Indiana University Press, 2014), was recently awarded the Rollins Prize by the New England Popular Culture Association. He has published a number of peer-reviewed essays in prominent journals and anthologies and has delivered numerous scholarly presentations on issues of contemporary visual culture. In addition, he was awarded the Joseph Breitenbach Research Fellowship from the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography (2014-2015) and a Creative Economy grant (2012-2015) from the UMass President’s Office to co-lead a project entitled “Urban Renewal and the Creative Economy in Massachusetts’ Cities. 

Dr. Stubblefield has also received several grants to support pedagogical innovation and assessment, such as a Blended Learning for the Improvement of Student Learning grant (IBIS) for the development of new pedagogical strategies and a Reflective Teaching Practices grant. He served as a Service Learning Fellow from 2013-2015 and received an Honorable Mention for the Provost’s Best Practices Awards for innovative teaching and learning with technology in 2013. 

Dr. Stubblefield maintains a substantial body of cross-disciplinary work, with a strong commitment to collaborative pedagogy and research.  Teaching a broad range of courses, from the introductory level to the upper level, he also serves on MFA graduate thesis committees. Additionally, Professor Stubblefield has received various grants to support pedagogical innovation and assessment, such as a Blended Learning for the Improvement of Student Learning (IBIS) grant for development of new pedagogical strategies and a Reflective Teaching Practices Grant, Making Strides in Teaching and Learning, to study differentiated instruction as a pedagogical tool. He was named a Service Learning Fellow and received an Honorable mention for the Provost’s Best Practices Awards for Innovative Teaching and Learning with Technology for “Effective Use of Technology in the Classroom.”

Dr. Stubblefield’s research focuses on XYZ.  His book, 9/11 and the Visual Culture of Disaster (Indiana University Press, 2014) won the Rollins Prize from the New England Popular Culture Association. He has published a number of peer-reviewed book chapters and articles and delivered many scholarly presentations. He was awarded a Joseph Breitenbach Research Fellowship from the University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, and a Creative Economy Grant (2012-2015) from the UMass President’s Office to co-lead a project entitled “Urban Renewal and Creative Economy in Massachusetts’ Cities.” 

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