Anne Kugler, Ph.D., professor of history, will receive the 2013 Distinguished Faculty Award at John Carroll University’s commencement ceremony in May. The award is given annually to a JCU faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in the classroom and made a significant and balanced contribution to scholarship, service, and the spirit of Jesuit education.
Kugler has been a member of the history department faculty since 1998, serving as chair from 2005 to 2009. She teaches courses on early modern England, early modern France, revolutionary Europe, and the history of European women from ancient Greece and Rome to the 20th century.
In 2010, Kugler began an appointment as director of John Carroll’s Center for Faculty Development. She initiates and leads programs supporting faculty teaching and research, including new faculty orientation, teaching workshops, learning communities, and internal fellowships and grants. Kugler also is chair of John Carroll’s Faculty Council, which coordinates the faculty’s responsibilities in University governance.
In addition, Kugler serves on the steering committee for JCU’s reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, and co-chairs the subcommittee writing the assessment portion of the reaccreditation self-study. She previously held leadership positions on several key institutional committees, including the University Planning Group, the Academic Plan Task Force, and the Committee on Finance, Compensation, and Work-Related Issues.
Kugler has been awarded six University fellowships to support her research, which focuses on gender, culture, and politics in early modern Europe. She is author of “Errant Plagiary: The Life and Writing of Lady Sarah Cowper (1644–1720),” an edition of selections from Sarah Cowper’s diary (in “Old Age in England 1600–1800”); and several articles on aging in the early modern period. She currently is working on a project titled “‘The Keepers of the House Shall Tremble’: Women and Aging in Early Modern England.”