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Charlotte Newman Goldy 2011 Effective Educator


Charlotte Newman Goldy
Charlotte Newman Goldy, Miami University associate professor of history and director of Miami's Jewish studies program, is the recipient of the 2011 Effective Educator Award by Miami's Alumni Association. Goldy will be recognized during a reception at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Murstein Center's Staley Lounge.

A member of Miami's faculty since 1984, Newman Goldy has worn many hats since arriving on campus. She has been an affiliate faculty member with the women’s studies program since 1984, was the long-time coordinator of the medieval studies program and served two stints as chair of the department of history (1995-2005, 2010-11).

Newman Goldy is a historian of medieval Europe with research interests in English social history, women and the family, and Jewish-Christian relations. She is the author of The Anglo-Norman Nobility in the Reign of Henry I: The Second Generation and two of her micro-histories were published in the Journal of Medieval History and Historical Reflections. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate from the State University of New York (SUNY)-Binghamton.

Newman Goldy was one of 30 faculty members nominated by alumni from the Class of 2007 for the award, which was last year won by Ryan Barilleaux, professor of political science. The nomination was provided by a medieval studies minor who experienced several history classes under Newman Goldy’s direction.

“She has the ability to show the broad spectrum of history, while at the same time connecting it to how each individual caste lived in a relatable way,” said the nomination letter, which described Newman Goldy as “approachable” and open to student views. “She taught her class like a conversation.”

Started in 1983, the Effective Educator Award was established by the Miami University Alumni Association in 1983 to honor special individuals at Miami who educate and inspire students to new heights. Each recipient is nominated by members of that year’s five-year reunion class.


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