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Marshall University

Date Awarded
Grant Period
01/30/15 to 04/29/15
Focus Area
Media Innovation
Knight Library Initiative, Knight News Challenge, Knight Prototype Fund

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  • Huntington, WV

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Exploring the potential of a location-aware mobile application to share African American history and link to library resources.

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Monica Brooks and team

Dr. Monica Brooks, a West Virginia native from Wheeling, is assistant vice president for Information Technology at Marshall. She earned a B.A. in English from WVU, a master's degree in library science from the University of Kentucky and a doctorate in leadership studies.

Burnis R. Morris is the Carter G. Woodson Professor in Marshall University's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He has just completed a manuscript on how Woodson used the press to sell black history (1915-1950). Morris has received major grants for high school journalism workshops and training programs for journalists who cover philanthropy and nonprofit groups.

Dr. David Trowbridge holds a Ph.D. from Kansas. He is an associate professor of history and the director of African and African American Studies at Marshall University. In the past five years, he has created several local history websites in addition to Clio.

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