South Mountain Community College (SMCC) Storytelling Institute Director and Faculty Liz Warren won the Humanities Public Scholar – Dan Schilling Award. She is the first community college professor to win this award in its 29-year duration.
“This award recognizes a distinguished humanities scholar who enhances public understanding of the humanities, transforms lives and strengthens communities through civil discourse and community engagement,” according to the Arizona Humanities website.
Warren has been directing the Storytelling Institute at SMCC since 2009, and has been a professor in Humanities and Storytelling for nearly 36 years. She is ambitious in her pursuit to teach her students how to tell tales and create educational opportunities for all who are interested in the craft. You can learn more about her numerous awards, achievements, and published books by reading her full biography on the SMCC website.
Founded in 1973, “Arizona Humanities has supported public programs that promote understanding of the human experience with cultural, educational, and nonprofit organizations across Arizona.”
Maricopa Community Colleges is extremely proud of its award-winning faculty.