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.