Jeffrey F. L. Partridge, Ph.D., of Unionville, has been appointed to the Connecticut Humanities board of directors. Partridge is a professor of English at Capital Community College, and chair of the Humanities Department. He is also director of the Hartford Heritage Project, a program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses Hartford as a classroom for students to study its history, literature, communities and culture. He won the American Book Award in 2007 from the Before Columbus Foundation for “Beyond Literary Chinatown” [University of Washington Press]. He has written and published two additional books and written more than a dozen articles published in academic journals.
Partridge joins five others who are newly appointed to the board. They are Leah Hartman, of Norwalk; Charles Kochakian, of Madison; Erika M. Tindill, of New Haven; Matthew W. Warshauer, of West Hartford; and Nancy Pritchard Weiss, of Pomfret Center.
Connecticut Humanities (CTH) is a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. Connecticut Humanities brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate. Learn more by visiting www.cthumanities.org