Distinguished career award given to ASU history professor


January 30, 2015

Editor's note: Jannelle Warren-Findley died in Phoenix on Feb. 4, at age 69, after the publication of this article.

Retired professor of ASU's School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Jann Warren-Findley, will be awarded the Robert Kelley Award from the National Council on Public History. portrait of professor Jann Warren-Findley Download Full Image

Warren-Findley was an associate professor in history for more than 20 years. She led ASU's public history program as director for two years and as co-director alongside Noel Stowe. She retired last year.

The nomination to this award highlights her commitment to her students and the field. It states, “One of the major characteristics of Warren-Findley’s mentoring is the way she has nurtured her students to become professionals, to not just learn theory but engage in practice, moving beyond the campus.”

Warren-Findley has been hailed as an advocate for the globalization of public history. A Fulbright Scholar, she taught in Sweden, England, New Zealand and China. She is recognized by her colleagues as playing a valuable role in establishing important links between public historians in the United States and abroad.

Warren-Findley has served extensively in the National Council on Public History, the American Historical Association, the International Council on Monuments and Sites, she was a founding member of the International Federation for Public History and has been a board member of the Australian journal Public History Review.

“Over many years of dedicated and compassionate service, Jann made a major contribution to building the reputation of Arizona State University’s public history program. We’re proud of her accomplishments and delighted at this recognition of her work,” says Mark Tebeau, director of public history at ASU. “Her efforts to internationalize the field have been particularly important and will have an impact for many years to come.”

The award will be presented at the National Council on Public History's 2015 Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 18.

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

Paranormal romance next for ASU Book Group


January 30, 2015

"Fifty-eight minutes before she died, Roxanne Love noticed three things: The stain on the ceiling, her brother's short fuse, and the quiet stranger who quietly entered and sat in the back."

Who was this stranger, and what did he mean to Roxanne Love? "The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love" Download Full Image

Find out when Gilbert, Arizona author Erin Quinn discusses her book, "The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love," at the Feb. 25 meeting of the ASU Book Group, at noon in room 316 of the Durham Language and Literature Building on the Tempe campus.

The book discussion group is open to all ASU faculty, staff and students, as well as the community.

Quinn, a project manager at Intel Corp. and part-time student at ASU, writes "dark paranormal romance for the thinking reader."

Her novels, New York Times best-sellers, have been called “riveting,” “brilliantly plotted” and “beautifully written,” and have won, placed or showed in the Booksellers Best, WILLA Award for Historical fiction, the Orange Rose, Readers Crown, Golden Quill, Best Books and Award of Excellence.

In "The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love," which is Book One in Quinn's "Beyond Series," Roxanne Love’s near-death experiences have put her on the radar of a "Reaper" determined to uncover the secret of her immortality and cut it at the source.

Disguised as a human, the Reaper isn't prepared for the emotion that comes with the body. Now he finds that the woman he came to kill is the one person he’s willing to die to protect.

The book for March is “Zora Folley: The Distinguished Life and Mysterious Death of a Gentleman Boxer,” by Marshall Terrill, information specialist director with ASU Public Affairs at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus.

This meeting, on March 25, also will be in room 316 of the Durham Language and Literature Building.

The next discussion, on April 29, will be of “In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods,” by new English faculty member Matt Bell, also in room 316 of the Durham Language and Literature Building.

The May book is to be announced.

For more information on the ASU Book Group, which is sponsored by the Department of English, contact Judith Smith at jps@asu.edu.