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Faculty and Student Edited Book Earns National Recognition

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — The American Library Association has announced that a book Dr. Jeffrey Webb, professor of history, co-edited has been named one of seven “2020 Outstanding Reference Sources” at its annual January meeting in Philadelphia. The two-volume reference book, Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History (ABC-CLIO, 2019), was selected by research and reference librarians in the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association. 

Huntington University students Benjamin Kratz, Reilly Vore and Juliet Wilson served as assistant editors, and Jonathan Krull, director of the Huntington University Honors Program, contributed several articles. Dr. Christopher Fee, professor of English at Gettysburg College, served as the other co-editor. The Office of Academic Affairs and the Jack P. Barlow, Sr., Research and Artistic Creation Fund at Huntington University generously supported the project.  

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The non-profit university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).