ROCK HILL, S.C. - The History of Education Society (HES) has named Associate Professor of Education A.J. Angulo’s book “William Barton Rogers and the Idea of MIT” the recipient of the society’s Outstanding Book Award for 2009. HES will announce the award, which comes with a $1,000 prize, at the society's banquet during the annual meeting Oct. 22-25, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press, "William Barton Rogers and the Idea of MIT" focuses on Rogers and his efforts to establish the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of America's premier higher-education learning institutions. In the book, Angulo also examines the ways that Rogers revolutionized standard educational practices of his time by designing a curriculum of specialized scientific study, a model used today in academic institutions worldwide. Due to the amount of extensive archival research required, Angulo's book took several years to complete.
Angulo, Center for Pedagogy, earned an M.Ed. at the University of Georgia and another master's degree and his doctorate at Harvard University, where he was a research assistant and a Teaching Fellow in history of education and history of science. The Wichita, Kan., native came to Winthrop in fall 2003, and he teaches classes on the social, legal and philosophical dimensions of America's educational past.