UM’s Kerr Wins Anthropology Center’s Eleanor Roosevelt Citizenship Award

January 05, 2018

Anthropology Lecturer Garry KerrMISSOULA – The Center for a Public Anthropology named University of Montana Adjunct Instructor Garry Kerr the winner of the organization’s Eleanor Roosevelt Global Citizenship Award.

The award honors Roosevelt and commends Kerr’s exceptionally effective participation in Public Anthropology’s Community Action Online Project and other community service. Less than 1 percent of faculty in North America who teach anthropology courses receive this award.

“The real award goes to the students. [They] want to be prepared for the future – we need to give them lots of options and ways to find their individual interest and passion,” Kerr said.

Center director Rob Borofsky said Kerr is to be congratulated for how he takes classroom knowledge and applies it to challenges in the real world, encouraging students to be responsible global citizens. When addressing ethical concerns within anthropology, Kerr provides students with critical thinking and writing skills needed for active citizenship.

For more information on the award, call Kerr at 406-243-2693 or email garry.kerr@umontana.edu.

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Contact: Garry Kerr, UM anthropology adjunct instructor, 406-243-2693, garry.kerr@umontana.edu.