Ian Delahanty, PhD, assistant professor of history, Jeffrey L. Monseau, Springfield College archivist, and Linda Davis-Delano, PhD, professor of physical education and director of educator preparation and licensure, received a $10,000 research grant from the Council of Independent Colleges for their research project titled “When the Sixties Came to Springfield: Legacies of Activism and Protest for a College and its City” in March 2020. Delahanty will oversee a group of Springfield College students who will conduct research in the College archives into the student protests of 1969-70. Assisted by Monseau, the students will create a digital collection of archival materials related to the student protests and add to it oral history interviews with civil rights activists from the City of Springfield during the 1960s. Delahanty, Monseau, and the student researchers will collaborate with history teachers at Springfield Central High School to design archival source-based curricula and experiential learning opportunities centered on the Springfield College student protests of 1969-70, a partnership made possible by Davis-Delano.
In December 2019, Brooke Hallowell, PhD, dean of the School of Health Sciences, was awarded a $50,000 grant from Epstein Teicher Philanthropies to support a project titled “Brain empowerment: Foci on aphasia, aging and diabetes.”