Newsmaker: Garnet Butchart
Noteworthy: Butchart, assistant professor of communication and rhetorical studies at Duquesne University, received a $4,500 grant from the school's Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition as part of this year's Paluse Faculty Research Grant competition. Grants support research and scholarship that reflect the university's mission and engage resources in the Catholic intellectual tradition. Butchart plans to use the grant funds to support research for his book, tentatively titled “Community and Communication: Continental Philosophical Perspectives.”
Background: Assistant professorships at both Trent University in Canada and the University of South Florida
Education: Bachelor's degree from Simon Fraser University, master's degree from the University of Calgary in Canada and a PhD from the University of Massachusetts, all in communications.
Quote: “Funding like this is incredibly helpful and a great way for the university to show support for its faculty. Because of this grant, I'll be able to focus on the research full-time this summer.”