MARTIN, Tenn. – Dr. Lynn Alexander, dean of the University of Tennessee at Martin’s College of Humanities and Fine Arts, has been elected to serve as chairman of the Humanities Tennessee Board of Directors. She will serve a one-year term with the possibility of reelection to a second year.
Humanities Tennessee is a statewide organization that sponsors projects focused on literature, history and culture across the state. Programs currently available in West Tennessee include the “Water Ways” Smithsonian exhibit at Reelfoot Lake; the “Tennessee Waters” exhibit in Covington later this month; the Neighborhood Story Project conducted by the UT Martin Paul Meek Library; and the forthcoming Smithsonian tour “Crossroads: Changing Rural America.”
Humanities Tennessee is funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities and private donations. Statewide sponsored programs include the Southern Festival of Books; the Appalachian and Tennessee Young Writer’s Workshops; and Chapter16.org.