As construction of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center chugs toward completion on the Cincinnati riverfront, the University is jumping on board by hiring a new professor who will work under a joint appointment with the museum. Beginning this fall, the new faculty member will teach courses while simultaneously managing various projects at the center. The arrangement was created with the museum’s director Ed Rigaud, who is also a University trustee.
“The museum wants people to have dialogue about what they’ve experienced,” says Roger Fortin, vice president for academic affairs. “This person will oversee that. It’s an awesome responsibility.”