Key selected as 2019 EIU Distinguished Faculty Member
Newton Key with our 2019 Spring Commencement speaker, Julie Proscia.
Dr. Newton Key, Department of History, was recognized by the Faculty Senate with the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award. An internationally-recognized scholar of 17th-century England, Dr. Key is the co-author of Early Modern England, 1485-1714: A Narrative History, which has achieved widespread adoption in the United Kingdom as a standard textbook in English history. On campus, Dr. Key is well-known for his innovation in and enthusiasm for teaching, as well as for being a warm, generous, and accessible colleague. As director of the newly-formed Faculty Development and Innovation Center, he is forging valuable interdisciplinary connections campus-wide and is creating new avenues for active learning. Congratulations, Newton!