Professor Milton Moreland Receives 2012 Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service
Dr. Milton Moreland, associate professor of Religious Studies, chair of the Archaeology Program and director of the Memphis Center at Rhodes, is the 2012 recipient of the Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service. The award, which honors a current faculty member who has rendered exemplary service and provided leadership to the Rhodes community, was presented during the college’s Opening Convocation Aug. 17, which marked the opening of our 164th academic year.
The award received its name in 2005 in honor of Dr. Jameson M. Jones ’36, who served as professor of Moral Philosophy and dean of the college from 1955 to 1971.
Professor Moreland’s record of service is keenly focused on bringing together faculty with the motivation and expertise necessary to provide exceptional learning opportunities for students. Under his leadership, the Archaeology Program has created a new academic minor along with student involvement in multiple projects and activities such as the Rhodes College Archaeological Field School at Ames Plantation, and a new archaeology lab on campus. Through his coordination of the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies each summer since 2007, he has worked with faculty to provide research opportunities for students in a range of disciplines across our curriculum. And as director of the Memphis Center, Professor Moreland is working to create new opportunities for faculty-student collaboration focusing on the study of Memphis and the Mid-South region.